Lead Rotary Driller [Durham]

Location : Durham, County Durham, England
Job Ref : DC409
Consultant : David Crompton
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : Competitive


DC409 – Lead Rotary Driller
Location – Durham
Salary – £Competitive


First Military Recruitment is working in partnership with our client – leaders in the field of ground/site investigations and drilling services – to recruit a Lead Rotary Driller to join their team based in Glasgow.

The role includes drilling using rotary rig, associated hand excavation, sampling and in situ testing. If workload dictates, work on cable percussion boring rigs and window sampling rigs maybe required. The role also involves the supervision and operation of the plant and associated equipment so that the company can provide a fully functioning and financially sustainable fleet to service ground investigations.

The Lead Rotary Driller will undertake work throughout the region for which the Engineer’s ‘parent’ office is responsible, and nationwide. There could also be a requirement to work overseas work as well.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drilling using rotary rig.
  • Hand dig trial pits.
  • Sampling and labelling of samples of soil, rock and groundwater.
  • Driving 4×4 vehicle and towing rig/trailer.
  • Record keeping.
  • Working outdoors in all weathers.
  • Following specifications for site work.
  • Management of Rig Certification.
  • Ensuring that transportation of rig is booked and arranged in sufficient time to allow mobilization of rig to sites.
  • Maintain an effective line of communication between drilling Lead Driller and Assistant Driller and Site Engineers/Project Managers and the Managing Director.
  • Constant liaising with the Drilling Manager and Project Managers to ensure the rig has continual work.
  • Contribute to, liaise with Drilling Manager and support maintenance systems for the drilling equipment and vehicles ensuring all plant and equipment is fully tested in accordance with LOLER, PUWER and BDA regulations and where necessary ancillary plant is calibrated to the relevant standard.
  • Ensure a full record of maintenance, servicing and testing is recorded and maintained in accordance with the company’s Integrated Management System.
  • Ensure all maintenance, servicing and calibrations are managed within set annual budgets and any additional spend is kept to a minimum.
  • Maintain courteous and professional relations with clients and suppliers and build upon the reputation of the company within the industry.
  • Build effective working relationships with others within the company
  • Manage own time to ensure effective use of hours.
  • Work with manager to develop personal objectives.

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience in a similar ground/site investigation and drilling services environment.
  • Driving License [essential].
  • Level 2 NVQ Land Drilling – Rotary.
  • BDA Rotary Driller Accreditation.
  • CSCS [PTS preferred].
  • BESC [desirable].
  • SSSTS [to be undertaken after successful three months’ probation].

In return our client offers:

  • A competitive salary.
  • Weekly bonus scheme.
  • Overnight allowance, accommodation paid, and food & drink allowance (when working away).
  • Bespoke allowances and payments for any overseas travel.
  • Other benefits.

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