Terracon Driller/Exploration Team Member V in Wheat Ridge, Colorado
All work shall adhere to safety standards as described below. Perform subsurface exploration duties using conventional drilling or in-situ testing techniques. Drilling may include auger drilling, mud rotary drilling, air rotary and diamond bit coring techniques. In-situ testing techniques may include cone penetration testing (CPT) and seismic cone penetration testing (SCPT) equipment, pressure meter and other, related apparatus. Work also includes installation of instrumentation, piezometers and monitor wells. Work as part of a multiple person team on projects. Field locate required exploration points and determine elevations of points. Develop site reconnaissance information. Load soil samples, exploration tools and instrumentation/well installation tools and supplies onto trucks or drill rigs. Prepare and review boring logs using Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) and basic standard rock classifications and site description forms. Prepares United States (US) Department of Transportation (DOT) paperwork, as required. Provide input as to how to best perform exploration tasks. Report required maintenance to supervisor and perform maintenance tasks as required.
Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
In larger offices, may act as manager for lower level drillers/Exploration Team members, scheduling work and maintaining production with equipment assigned to staff.
In charge of two or three-person crews on projects requiring borings ranging to depths greater than 100 feet. May supervise multiple crews.
Senior member of all exploration projects involving piezometers, observation wells, inclinometer casing installation, electric cone, vane shear, pressure meter and other in-situ field tests.
Develops work scope and pricing proposals.
Provides input to the geotechnical and environmental departments as to how to best perform exploration tasks.
Works to improve efficiency of the exploration department on exploration or maintenance related tasks.
Performs exploration tasks on geotechnical and environmental projects utilizing assigned safety level gear for OSHA Level D, D modified, C and/or B projects.
Prepares and reviews field boring logs, CPT and SCPT logs and site description forms and documentation.
Responsible for the safety of the drill crew and for ensuring that the assigned safety gear is being utilized during the execution of the project.
Acts as a liaison between Terracon office and client and may calculate quantities for payment on a daily basis.
Drives all company vehicles and operates all combination auger and mud rotary drill rigs and CPT/SCPT equipment.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum 10 years of relevant experience or the equivalent in training and related experience.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
DOT Medical Card
OSHA 40-Hour Course
CPR/First Aid Trained
Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
Valid Class A commercial driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
Many states require specific driller/well installation licensure. Where applicable, such licensure is required.
Preferred Certification and Skills:
In-Situ testing methods (i.e. packer testing, pressuremeter testing, vane shear testing, instrumentation installation, etc.)
Barge drilling experience
Angle drilling experience
Aids in Project Pursuit for Bidding
Additional State Licensing
The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.
Salary Range: $28.25-$43.75
Driller/Exploration Team Member V
Regular, Full Time
City, State (Office Location):
Wheat Ridge, CO
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.
Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.
Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.
Terracon's COVID-19 Safety Response:
Committed to Our Employee Safety!
Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!
Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:
On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well
Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects
Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions
Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures
Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others
Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability
Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits
Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones
Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs
Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages
If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!