Chief Driller at ECS

| Raleigh-Durham, NC
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What You'll Do

As a Chief Driller, you strive for excellence and have a great eye for detail. You put your geotechnical drilling expertise to use by performing standard penetrometer testing. Both your internal project managers and external clients are pleased with your evaluations, since boring layouts and geoprobes are something you take pride in. You go above and beyond in order to ensure that the client receives a quality evaluation and report. Need a little extra training? No worries, we offer paid certifications. We believe our technicians are worth it - and that's why you'll have all the opportunity for career growth within our company you'll want. For highlights of others who have taken their amazing skills and grown their careers with ECS, click here.

You will be part of a dynamic, growing, and energized team - and your role is key to the success of ECS. While your job duties may fluctuate day to day, here are some areas we expect to see you proficient in:

  • Performing standard penetrometer testing operations including performing boring and Geoprobes
  • Operating Geoprobe unit for the unit for the collection of soil and Cone Penetrometer (CPT) data
  • Complete drilling operations by operating drill, including rotary, churn, and pneumatic; monitoring progress; adjusting bit weight and rotary speed; changing bit; removing debris; setting explosives; operating gasoline, diesel, electric, or stream draw works
  • Locating borings in the field
  • Record all required drilling data
  • Report all project specific issues directly to the project manager and/or your supervisor
  • Perform drill rig and support truck maintenance - Reporting all repair and maintenance issues to the Drilling Supervisor
  • Troubleshoot mechanical problems including those of electrical or hydraulic nature
  • Safely and accurately load drill rig and support vehicle each day with supplies needed
  • Plan daily schedule to meet productivity goals set by Drilling Supervisor and/or Office Manager
  • Promptly and accurately complete time sheets and field paperwork
  • Care for and clean assigned company vehicles and drilling equipment and any other assigned equipment
  • Maintain professional behavior and quality standards
  • Train and mentor Drilling Helper and Drillers
  • Maintain safe, healthy, and environmentally sound work environment by following organization standards and legal regulations; preventing spillage' wearing personal protective equipment; storing and maintaining hazardous material
  • Willingness to work out of town and non-standard work schedules when required

What We're Looking For

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 5 - 8 years of experience
  • Class A CDL preferred
  • Some serious GRIT and have no problem carrying 40 - 70 lbs multiple times a day or occasionally lifting 85 lbs to waist height

Who We Are

Founded in 1988, Engineering Consulting Services (ECS) is a leader in geotechnical, construction materials, environmental, and facilities engineering. ECS is currently ranked 68 in Engineering News-Record's Top 500 Design Firms (ENR, April 2021) and 152 in Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms (ENR, July 2021). To learn more about us, click here.

We love our employees and we show this through providing some great benefits, including paid time off, health and other insurance plans, retirement and college savings plans, and more. Click here to learn more about the great benefits at ECS.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
More Information on ECS
ECS operates in the Artificial Intelligence industry. The company is located in Fairfax, VA, Fairfax, VA, Chantilly, VA, Arlington, VA, Arlington, VA, Arlington, VA, Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA, Stafford, VA, Stafford, VA, Dahlgren, VA, California, MD, North Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC, Huntsville, AL, O'Fallon, IL, San Antonio, TX, Colorado Springs, CO and Sierra Vista, AZ. ECS was founded in 1993. It has 2129 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 154 open jobs at ECS, click here.
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