Driller Assistant ID: 61971

Deadline Date: Open until Filled

Location: Various Locations

BOART LONGYEAR CANADA Career Opportunity at various locations such as Musselwhite Mine, Red Lake, Marathon. Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity and a gratifying career? Boart Longyear is growing and looking for experienced Drillers to add to our teams. We realize being a Driller can be a tough and physically demanding position; however with the right corporate support, great equipment, solid support teams and even better pay, we know you will be happy working with Boart.  Established in 1890, Boart Longyear is the worlds leading provider of drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling for mining and drilling companies. It also has a substantial presence in aftermarket parts and service, energy, mine dewatering, oil sands exploration, production drilling, and down-hole instrumentation.

Posting Date:
 Various Locations
Start Date:
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Driller Assistant
The Driller Assistant provides labour to support the safe and efficient operations on a drilling rig.
- Work safely and follow EHS policies and procedures and conduct local risk control
- Focus on efficiency and productivity. Consistently looks for ways to increase productivity in every aspect of the job with an equal focus on safety.
- Be physically fit for work
- Work under instructions of a driller or drilling field supervisor. Daily routine work is accomplished with more or less direction depending on the competency level.
- Perform without supervision tasks for which competency has been assessed and perform other required tasks under supervision. Apply Boart Longyear standard work procedures.
- Have the ability to apply first aid
- Load, secure and unload drilling equipment and materials
- Set up/pack up drill site
- 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.
- Communicate in the workplace and work effectively with others
- Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills, coaching and mentoring to newer field employees
- Actively pursue competency assigned in training plan
- Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Valid First Aid Certificate
- Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to perform all job-related tasks
- Labor based experience
Drilling is hard physical work carried out in difficult and often extreme climatic conditions. Incumbents put up with dust, dirt, mud, grease, insects, wildlife, altitude, extreme temperatures and other outdoor and manual work related conditions. The work may be underground or on the surface. Work sites can be almost anywhere and are usually located in remote areas with little or no access to towns or normal amenities. Working time is typically arranged in rosters and away from your home; you eat, sleep and live close to the job with your colleagues and return home for the scheduled breaks.
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:
Apply with a resume to Northwest Employment Works Marathon
At Boart Longyear we feel its important to give our employees many opportunities to be successful. If you think you have what it takes to be a Boart Longyear employee, fill out our application today.  Boart Longyear welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process as per the guidelines of the Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Northwest Employment Works
Position Title:
 Employment Programs
Company Name:
 Confederation College
 52 Peninsula Rd
Postal Code:
 P0T 2E0
 (807) 229-3223
Web Address:

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