Drill Assistant


Geotech Drilling Services Ltd


Geotech/Tahltech Drilling is looking for motivated Drill Assistants for the Skeena program near Eskay Creek, BC as well as for other locations accross Western Canada.  We are looking for candidates based in the Western provinces or territories. This is an excellent opportunity for you to grow your skills within the geotechnical, environmental and exploration drilling industries.  Shifts are 3-4 weeks on, 1-2 weeks off. Training provided.

Responsibilities include:

  • Handling drill rods, casing, core tubes and core samples 
  • Loading/off-loading supplies
  • Handling tooling/consumables (sand, cement, bentonite)
  • Assisting the Driller, client and other team members where required 

FIFO (Fly-in / Fly-out requirement)



Eskay Creek


British Columbia

Job Description/Duties

As a minimum the Drill Assistant must:

  • 2+ years heavy labour experience with preference given to those with experience in exploration, geotechnical or environmental drilling;
  • Be physically capable of regular and repetitive lifts of 50-90lbs;
  • Be able to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and complete online courses;
  • Have Standard First Aid of the ability to travel to complete the course;
  • Have basic mechanical ability to help troubleshoot and repair small equipment, pumps and generators;
  • Have experience working in the field, in remote and/ or varied weather conditions for extended periods of time, and;
  • Have a positive attitude, be self-motivated and the willingness to work hard.
  • Valid Driver's Licence is preferred but not mandatory

Employment Type


Listening Score

> 0

Years of Experience

0 - 6 months of related experience

Certificates, Designations and Tickets

Certificate - Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR
Certificate - St. John's Ambulance First Aid Level 1 (2 days)

Equipment Operation Work Experience

Rotary Drill - Surface, 0 - 6 months of related experience