Drill Rig Operator - Grade 12

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This title exists in Transportation, Dept of and has approximately 46 positions.

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Salary Information for Drill Rig Operator
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Drill Rig Operator 12 $48,956 $59,757
Drill Supvr 16 $61,297 $74,135
Supvr Drilling Operations 20 $72,032 $91,381

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Job Duties

DRILL RIG OPERATOR: supervises a State drill crew; obtains soil and rock samples for engineering purposes; selects the drilling method suitable for the geologic conditions encountered during borehole progression; installs geotechnical instrumentation devices, such as slope indicators and open well piezometers; assembles a floating barge when drilling over water, including anchoring and stabilizing, to provide a safe working platform; reads engineering plans to identify boring locations; coordinates utility clearance for boreholes in accordance with Industrial Code 53; prepares vehicle reports; maintains detailed field logs for each boring; and trains Laborers, Assistant Drill Rig Operators, and Assistant Drill Rig Operator Trainees.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Candidates must have Valid Class A Commercial driver's license; two years of experience working on a drill crew including one year of experience supervising a geotechnical drill crew and passage of a medical examination demonstrating ability to perform heavy physical labor.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

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