Rotary Percussive Lead Driller

Department: Operations

Main Purpose of the Job

Following a period of growth, we are looking for experienced Rotary Percussive Lead Drillers, to join our Operations team, delivering work to clients throughout Scotland and the UK.

Key tasks:

  • Competent operation of rotary percussive (top hammer) drilling rig to form boreholes for injection of grout
  • Knowledge of bulk infill and shaft infill methods (drilling and grouting)
  • Loading / unloading of tracked drilling rig from wagon
  • Rigging and de-rigging of drill rig for vertical and angled probe holes. Setting mast to required angle and orientation.
  • Work to a defined health and safety management system and understand what is required from themselves as well as other colleagues
  • Understand specific drilling instructions given on site and carry them out efficiently to enable the boreholes to be drilled in a timely manner and on program
  • Keep detailed records of daily activities, strata encountered etc
  • Undertake daily pre-start and maintenance checks on assigned drilling rig, vehicle and equipment and record for submission to plant department. Keep log of breakdown times for submission to plant dept.
  • Any other reasonable additional tasks to ensure the safe and effective progression of site works.

Candidates must have as a minimum:

  • NVQ Level 2 (Lead Driller)
  • CSCS card
  • Full UK Driving License

Required language:

  • English to a competent level, both spoken and comprehensive, to follow and understand Health & Safety procedures.

Physical Working Environment

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

Operatives are required to work in any conditions e.g. excessive heat, noise, dirt. sedentary work, working outside year-round, subject to extremes of climatic conditions.

In return we offer competitive rates of pay and benefits.

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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.


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