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Lead Rotary Driller (Geotechnical) - job post

Marshall Drilling Ltd
£36,000 - £42,000 a year - Full-time

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  • £36,000 - £42,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability
  • Night shift



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  • Company car
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance

Full job description

Due to continued growth and a strong order book for 2024 Marshall Drilling are seeking to recruit a Lead Rotary Driller (Geotechnical) to add to our site operations team, delivering work to cleints both nationwide and locally. As Ground engineering 2023 Geotechnical supplier of the year we are looking to build on this success with the right candidate to compliment and strengthen our existing work force to assist the company with its ambitious growth plans.Ideal applicants will have a minimum of 3 years relevant experience in the role, an in date CSCS card, NVQ Level 2 Land Drilling.

The suitable candidate must be able to pass a fit for work medical along with a drugs and alcohol screening.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Acting as a Lead Driller operating Comacchio rotary rigs.
  • Adhere to best working practices and industry standards.
  • Adhere to working instructions as specified by both the comapny and on site client.
  • Provide paperwork, namely timesheets, equipment inspection sheets and drilling logs on a weekly basis.
  • Communicate with the companies cleint during on site activities.
  • Maintain vehicles, plant and equipment to the highest standard during site use.
  • Communicate with internal parties for project assistance.

Technical Skills and Qualifications:

  • Post holder will be expected to attend and pass internal and industry recognised external training courses. These may include but not limited to, CSCS, PTS, CCNSG, NPORS & CPCS tracked dumper and telehandler, First Aid, LANTRA off road driving.
  • Maintenance of ground investigation plant, equipment and tools
  • Competent lead drilling with rotary and windowless sampling drilling operations.
  • Familiar with conventional coring systems (T6-116, T6-H, T2-101).
  • Familiar with wireline coring systems (Geobor-s) up to depths of 100m
  • Familiar with Comacchio rotary rigs, models 205, 305, 405 & 602.

Personal Skills:

  • Conduct business in a professional manner at all times.
  • Flexible in approach to work - both with regard to working hours and working away from home.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets.
  • Ability to work in a team towards a mutual goal.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with all clients and employees.
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude.

The role is based from our yard in Westbury, Wiltshire. You must reside within a 2 hour commute from here.

A new Ford Ranger company vehicle is provided with the position, this can be used for commuting. All lead drillers have their own vehicle and are not require to change between vehicles.

All lead drillers, where possible, are allocated their own drilling rig and equipment.

- Overtime available Per Annum is in range of £6000 - £12000.

- 23 days paid annual holiday plus bank holidays.

- Training Scheme bonus of up to £6,000 pa, where assisting to train new drillers

- Private Healthcare Cover

We are also recruiting for a Lead Rotary Driller (Geothermal & Water Wells). Experience in this role would also be beneficial .

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £36,000.00-£42,000.00 per year


  • Company car
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme

Work Location: On the road

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