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Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Driller/Exploration Team Member III

  • Cudahy, Wisconsin
  • Regular, Full Time
  • Job ID 22946BR
  • United States
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Job Description
Would you like to join a supportive and innovative company that is a national leader in Geotechnical Engineering AND is working on some of Wisconsin’s biggest construction projects? If yes, we are a perfect match!We realize being a driller can be a tough and physically demanding position; however, we’re looking for people that are willing to work hard and are rewarded with a career as a full-time lead driller. If you think you have what it takes, apply today and be ready to “Explore with us”!

A Lead Geotechnical Driller works with and leads the assistant, reports directly to the local exploration manager, and operates/maintains our company-owned exploration equipment. Fleet includes a track-mounted drill rig, semi-tractorf/trailer to transport the drill rig, and a 1½-ton chase truck. You would be the first one out to a jobsite to drill and sample the soils throughout Wisconsin where new structures including roads, bridges, buildings, and utilities are planned. As a team of two, you will perform drilling techniques including auger drilling, mud rotary drilling, and rock coring. The work also includes installation of monitor wells and the opportunity to build your skillset is endless.

We are looking for someone with 3+ years of experience in Geotechnical drilling, can work independently and as a leader, is eager to learn and grow, is flexible with their schedule, and would be an overall positive additive to our team. It is important to Terracon as an employee-owned company to provide support for individuals and create a work/life balance. This includes paid time off, per diem for out-of-town work, health benefit packages, the opportunity to purchase company stock, safety bonuses, and support for everyday work by taking care of personal protective equipment purchases. A large part of the position is based around safety and making sure everyone goes home safely each day.

Most project sites are within southeast Wisconsin, however, overnight travel is required when the project is 1.5+ hours away from Milwaukee. Per diem for lodging and meal expenses will be provided. Work is year-round.


Pay Range:
$30 to $40 per hour - general range. Ultimately dependent on experience, then production.

$5,000 sign on incentive bonus

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Operate a drill rig for geotechnical and environmental exploration purposes- perform vertical borings ranging from 5-80+ feet below ground surface.
  • Inspect and complete routine maintenance of equipment while maintaining cleanliness of company vehicles.
  • Lead a two-person crew by communicating schedule and necessary supplies prior to being on the jobsite, making sure work is being performed safely, and making sure project scope expectations are met.
  • Follow safety rules, guidelines, and quality standards for all projects. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Maintain company credit card by submitting weekly receipts from drilling related purchases.
  • Participate in pre-task planning meetings prior to mobilizing so that you have a clear understanding of project expectations.
  • Communicate with local exploration manager regarding site specifics.
  • Prepare United States (US) Department of Transportation (DOT) digital logs, as required.


Requirements:
  • Valid Class A commercial driver’s license with acceptable violation history
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history
  • Proficient in geotechnical and/or environmental drilling methods
  • Ability to travel, estimated to be up to 50%
  • Ability to obtain a DOT Medical Card within first 30 days of employment

About Terracon
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.



About Terracon
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.
EEO Statement
Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.
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