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Boart Longyear Drilling Helper – Surface Drilling in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description:

Boart Longyear is a global leader in drilling services, providing innovative and reliable solutions to the mining and drilling industry. With a rich history spanning over 130 years, Boart Longyear is committed to delivering excellence in safety, drilling services, and technology.

We are currently seeking a Driller Assistant to join our Boart Longyear team!

The teams that work in Drilling Services for Boart Longyear are the global industry leaders in the application of rotary, core, sonic, percussive, and reverse circulation drilling. Our global teams of drillers are skilled, experienced, knowledgeable, safety-focused, and committed to our customers and our business.

Our Driller Assistant position presents a rewarding opportunity for individuals prepared to meet the physical challenges with resilience. We're seeking dedicated individuals who are eager to contribute their hard work and passion to a dynamic team environment. This is a great opportunity for a career-oriented individual looking to grow in the drilling industry.

The Driller Assistant is an “on the road” travelling position. In this role you will travel to our drilling sites where you will work a shift rotation of 14-20 days in a row, followed by 7-10 days off! The typical work day is at least 12 hours long, and total compensation ranges from about $93-97K (including overtime pay and bonus) in the first year!

At Boart Longyear we feel it’s 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Willing to travel by plane or car to worksites throughout Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and other states where we do business.

  • Able to commute long distances for shifts (300+ miles)

  • Willing to work in remote locations and in all-weather elements

  • Willing to work at job sites for extended period of time, 12+ hour shifts for 14-20 days at a time

  • Must have a valid U.S. Driver’s License

  • Must have valid U.S. Work Authorization

  • Must pass background and drug screening

  • Must pass a Physical Functional Fitness Evaluation

  • High School diploma or GED or equivalent

  • Minimum of 1 year of directly related experience in drilling AND/OR

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in related positions such as: construction laborer, heavy laborer, mechanic, and mechanical work.


Provide semi-skilled labor-intensive assistance for drilling crews. This could include the operation of various types of vehicles, equipment/machinery and other tasks including:

  • Hauling supplies to and from the drill site

  • Manual material handling

  • Mixing drilling fluids

  • Making connections – Adding/Removing rods to/from drill string.

  • Sample Collection – Ensure bags/cores are labeled correctly, are legible, kept in numeric order according to designated footages and closed securely.

  • Building chip trays.

  • Assist in rigging up/down and moving to new drill locations.

  • Fueling of site equipment and conducting preventative maintenance (Oil Changes, Greasing, Fueling, etc.)

  • Complete daily site inspections, mast inspections and pre-shift inspections on all equipment.

  • Responsible for providing site inductions to all visitors.

  • Responsible for maintaining an accurate parts inventory.

  • Responsible for general condition of and obtaining optimum life out of all site equipment and tooling.

  • Other duties as assigned by Driller/Field Supervisor

  • Also, at times, you may be responsible for the training of new driller assistant in a safe environment.

Compensation, Benefits and Perks

  • Talented people are attracted to companies with long-term success and a supportive workplace culture that encourages work-life balance. Boart Longyear offers competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, and career advancement opportunities. If hired, you can expect:

  • a strong compensation plan

  • full medical benefits including dental and vision

  • competitive 401K

  • paid time off (PTO)

  • employee recognition rewards program (BRAVO)

  • employee discount program (Perks).

Company Overview

Established in 1890, Boart Longyear is the world’s leading provider of drilling services, orebody knowledge technology, and innovative, safe, and productivity-driven drilling equipment. With its main focus in mining and exploration activities spanning a wide range of commodities, including copper, gold, nickel, zinc, uranium, and other metals and minerals, the Company holds a substantial presence in the energy, oil sands exploration, and environmental sectors. The Global Drilling Services division operates for a diverse mining customer base with drilling methods including diamond coring exploration, reverse circulation, large diameter rotary, mine dewatering, water supply drilling, pump services, production, and sonic drilling services. The Global Products division offers sophisticated research and development and holds hundreds of patented designs to manufacture, market, and service reliable drill rigs, innovative drill string products, rugged performance tooling, durable drilling consumables, and quality parts for customers worldwide. Veracio, a wholly owned Boart Longyear subsidiary, offers mining clients a range of solutions that improve, automate, and digitally transform their orebody sciences by championing a modern approach through a diverse product portfolio that fuse science and technology together with digital accessibility. Veracio leverages artificial intelligence and advanced analytics to accelerate real-time decision making and significantly lower the cost of mineral exploration. Boart Longyear is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney, Australia (ASX:BLY). Visit the website, and follow Boart Longyear on social media: LinkedIn , Facebook , Instagram and Twitter .

EEO Statement:

Boart Longyear is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

Auto req ID: 15050BR
Job Code: 250001 Driller Assistant 1.11.Drillers
Function: Drilling Services
Region (Business Group): NAM
Country: United States Of America
State/Province: Iowa
City: Des Moines