Driller Operator (Journeyman)

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Date: Jun 7, 2019

Location: Gregory, TX, US

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 80411   

Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. Kiewit had 2018 revenues of $9 billion and employs more than 20,000 staff and craft employees.


Job Responsibilities include:

  • Operates crane mounted Casagrande , Bauer or Liebherr drilling equipment for drilling holes of specific sizes for concrete piers
  • Observes load hookup and determines safety of load
  • Manipulates or depresses drill controls such as pedals, levers, and buttons, to regulate speed and direction of drill and hoist movement
  • Uses hoisting attachments such as hook, or slings, electromagnet, or bucket as load requires
  • Cleans and maintains crane drill and hoisting mechanism
  • Daily inspects crane drill for defective parts and notifies supervisor of defects or malfunctions
  • Uses critical lift plan checklist and signs off on completion

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attention to deadlines and finishes assigned tasks on time with high standards of quality
  • Excellent housekeeping skills
  • Ability to work with various measurements which include metric, feet and hundredths
  • Regular attendance required
  • Work Ethic: Dedicated and hard working
  • Communication: Excellent interpersonal communication and team work skills are necessary as proper completion of an assigned job and working safe will be highly dependent upon this ability
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, operating and /or safety manuals, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to write simple correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Flexibility: Ability to work in a number of diverse locations is pertinent, as work locations may change daily
  • Coordination: Depth perception and eye-hand coordination are critical


  • 2+ years of foundation drilling experience is required
  • Knowledge and ability to use the following types of equipment: crane crawler mounted drills and attachments
  • Knowledge of construction practices in the foundation drilling industry
  • Must possess tools and knowledge to work with drilling equipment that can include but not limited to the following: Knowledge of crowd pressure, pull rate for grouting, and placement of rebar cages and center bar . Knowledge of proper signals for crane work.
  • Drilling with experience in Auger Cast in Place (ACIP) Pile or Displacement Auger Cast Pile is a plus.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this Job:

  • The Driller is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration
  • The Driller is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and outside weather conditions
  • The Driller is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud

While performing the essential functions of this job:

  • The Driller is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, lift above their head, and talk or hear, smell or taste
  • The Driller is occasionally required to kneel, crouch or stoop, climb ladders, bend at the waist, squat, and crawl in tight or confined spaces to perform the essential functions
  • The Driller must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Ascending and descending ladders or stairs is required, and movement on uneven terrain is occasionally required to carry out essential duties.
  • The Driller will spend their time on the physical job site
  • This position is exposed to high temperatures; cool/cold temperatures; and loud noises
  • Work in the construction area poses significantly greater risk due to moving construction equipment and active construction zones with trip and fall hazards.

Kiewit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Corpus Christi

Job Segment: Engineer, Electrical, Equipment Operator, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Engineering, Manufacturing

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