Surface Driller Assistant

  • Vancouver
  • Boart Longyear

Job Summary: Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity and a gratifying career? Boart Longyear is currently recruiting for Surface Driller Assistants to join our team. We realize drilling can be a tough and physically demanding position; however we’re looking for people that are willing to work hard and collect some great paychecks.

Job Responsibilities: The following are a general list of duties and responsibilities that maybe adjusted from time to time by your supervisor. At no time will you be asked to do something unsafe and if you believe that is unsafe you are to stop work immediately and advise your supervisor:

  • Safety is PARAMOUNT in our business. You must follow all established policies, procedures and best practices as well as the law at all times.
  • As an employee you must perform all your duties in a safe manor taking care of the equipment and co-workers that you work with.
  • You will be responsible for the general condition and obtaining optimum life out of all site equipment and tools.
  • You may be responsible for the training of new Driller Assistants in a safe environment.
  • Be physically fit for work
  • Work under instructions of a driller/drilling field supervisor or division manager. Daily routine work is accomplished with more or less direction depending on the competency level.
  • Work safely and follow EHS policies and procedures and conduct local risk control
  • Support the drilling operations: handle rods and drilling tools, collect and handle samples, mix drilling fluids, carry out basic maintenance of tools and equipment, housekeeping, supplies count, perform basic measurement and calculations, carry out basic operator maintenance, complete pre-start checks, refuel vehicles and plant.
  • May be required to operate non-drilling equipment such as light or heavy vehicles, cranes, telehandlers, forklift, skidders, track-mounted utility vehicles, etc
  • Maintain accurate operating records, including daily drill reports and inventory logs
  • Contribute to and establish effective workplace relationships
  • Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills, coaching and mentoring to other field employees.

Position Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Sufficient language skills, literacy and numeracy skills to perform all job-related tasks
  • 1+ year of Assisting in drills or related
  • Exposure to different drilling environments and techniques is preferred.
  • Common Core (Records need to be submitted).

Please prepare your transcripts by contacting the Ministry and upload them with your resume if possible, or have them on hand as they will be required in the interview process.

You can do so by contacting: TRANSCRIPT REQUEST

Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities


If you have questions about the role - you may contact us at (437) 266-8606 Ext. 104

Application question(s):

  • This job may require employees to be fully vaccinated in order to work at some site. Are you vaccinated or willing to be vaccinated?

Experience :

  • Assisting in drilling/related: 1 year (required)


  • Blasting Ticket (preferred)
  • First Aid Certification (required)
  • Common Core Certification (preferred)

Willingness to travel:

  • 75% (required)

Work Location: On the road