Peace River Hydro Partners
March 24, 2023
Fort St. John
Job Type
Must have relevant experience
British Columbia


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Foreman, the Driller is responsible for operating drilling equipment. Duties include locating, staking and drilling holes in rock and overburden and ensure all safety requirements, regulations and procedures are followed for drill activities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drive and operate tracked or truck-mounted rotary drilling, air-track or other drilling machines (Sandvik Ranger DX800) to bore large blast holes to specified depths at staked positions in open-pit mine or quarry
  • Operate drilling machines to drill rock dowels or hollow bars in overburden.
  • Operate tracked or truck-mounted drill equipped with auger or other attachment to drill holes for building foundations or pilings
  • Ensure all equipment is accounted for daily
  • Ensure sufficient supplies are gathered for the day
  • Maintenance and care of all assigned equipment
  • Complete all necessary paperwork
  • Active participation in all safety/tailgate meetings
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor

Working Condition:

  • Must be physically fit and able to work in remote camp locations
  • Outdoor work subject to extreme weather changes
  • Must be willing to work 12 hour shifts, day and night
  • Physically able to work outdoors performing hard labour tasks
  • Must be able to work access/board equipment in areas with uneven ground or snow or soft-ground/surface water


  • Must have previous operating experience on the Sandvik Ranger DX800
  • Minimum of 5 years’ drilling experience, construction or quarry environment preferred
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license
  • Must be mechanically inclined
  • Work well with other crew members
  • High regard for safety
  • Must be team player and must be willing to participate in company safety and production requirements
  • Work within precise limits and standards of accuracy
  • Familiarity with active construction sites
  • Able to pass any pre-access screening, including a Drug and Alcohol test

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to labourrelations@prhp.ca

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