Rotary Driller

Following a period of growth, we are looking for an experienced Site Investigation Rotary Drillers to join our team, delivering work to clients throughout the UK.

The role is predominately based in North of England / Midlands working with our Ground Investigation teams. The role will involve working/lodging away from home. The role may also include travel to other sites within the UK, depending on workload and project requirements.

You are required to manage the safe and efficient operation of a Rotary drilling rig and associated activities, including to supervise, assist and direct the Assistant Driller in undertaking their duties, whilst maintaining full responsibility for the rig and work area.

Key tasks include, but are not limited to;

Establishment of safe work site.

Competent operation of a rotary drilling rig, including pre start check and essential maintenance.

Experienced in the formation of borehole to specification using various techniques including;

  • Dynamic Sampling
  • Rotary drilling using Air / Air-mist / Water / Mud (polymer) flush types
  • Rotary open hole drilling (conventional / hammer driven)
  • Rotary coring (conventional / wireline inc Geobor S)
  • Drill and case with overburden drilling systems (e.g. ODEX, ROBIT, SYMETRIX or similar)

Undertaking insitu testing such as;

  • Lugeon (packer) testing
  • Standard Penetration Testing (SPT)
  • Variable head testing (falling / rising head)

Advancement of borehole by telescoping multiple strings of casing.

Maintaining detailed records of works and testing undertaken using KeyLog Book system.

Installation of monitoring equipment (Standpipes, Piezometers, Inclinometers etc)

Mixing and placement of liquid grout to seal / backfill boreholes

Working effectively and efficiently to complete works safely and on programme

Work safely in varying site conditions ranging from open fields, highways, railways, airports to contaminated and sites, to a defined health and safety management system.

It is essential that Candidates have:

NVQ L2 in Land Drilling

valid CSCS card

Full UK Driving Licence including B+E endorsement

Job will involve frequent travel to sites throughout the UK, and will involve working/lodging away from home.

In return, we offer a competitive rates of pay and benefits package, which includes life assurance, accident cover and flexible benefits such as an Employee Assistance Programme, and discounted Gym Membership.

We also offer training and development opportunities.

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How to apply

Applicants should have the right to live and work in the UK.

If you are interested please click here to download the application form, and send it, along with your CV to:

HR Department
Henderson House, Langley Place, Higgins Lane, Burscough, Lancs L40 8JS.
recruit@soil-engineering.co.uk

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