Driller's Assistant

Job Description


DEPCO Drilling is an independent drilling company providing services for over 50 years to the Mining, Exploration , Government and Private agriculture customers. 


To assist the Driller, to successfully carry out drilling operations in a safe & responsible manner. You will work in teams of three, occasionally more to carry out the below. 

  1. Load securely & drive support vehicles 
  2. Clean & carry out service procedures on vehicles & equipment 
  3. Maintain drill site in a safe & tidy matter
  4. Operate & maintain support equipment 
  5. Carry out maintenance & minor repairs on vehicles & equipment 

Assist with Drilling includes:

  • Run & Pull Drill Rods 
  • Run & Pull Casing 
  • Maintain downhole equipment 
  • Collecting samples from drilled hole, place neatly & labelled correctly
  • Mix Muds & maintain pits/tanks
  • Collect water for drilling to ensure waiting on water time is minimal 
  • Ensure Adequate supply of drill bits, core lifters & down hole consumables on the drilling rig 
  • Maintain a supply of correct lengths of drill pipe, with cleaned threads greased & ready for use

What you can expect from us:

  • Max-Term contracts (are full-time with all entitlements of permanent / full-time)
  • Permanent Contracts with Clients
  • 14/7 Roster 
  • Accommodation & meals provided at site
  • On the job training and life skills 
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Day shift rosters / surface work only
  • BBQ morning tea on travel day 

Requirements for the position:

  • Strong Work Ethic 
  • Current Coal Standard 11 (desired but not essential)
  • Current Coal Board Medical (desired not essential)
  • MC License - Highly recommended
  • HR License - Recommended
  • Physically Fit
  • Must have the ability to work long hours & persevere under adverse conditions 
  • Must demonstrate good verbal & written communication skills 
  • Must have the ability to work well with others in a team environment as well as work unsupervised. 

If your hard working and looking for a new Career – APPLY NOW

Applicants will only be contacted if successful. 

TO APPLY please click "Apply for this Job" below & submit your resume. Or email to crewcoordinator@depco.com.au