Driller Jobs – Now Hiring

Are you looking for a rewarding job opportunity? We are hiring drillers for mineral exploration and water wells, including dewatering, irrigation, and municipal water supply wells.


Driller Job Description

Successful driller candidates are hard-working, not afraid to get dirty, enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather, including harsh weather, and are willing to travel often. Working as a driller is frequently challenging and physically demanding. Drillers who put safety first and are dedicated, capable team players can enjoy a long and financially rewarding career with Premier Drilling Company. Based in Elko, Nevada, we operate drilling locations in Nevada and California.


  • Safe and accurate set up of the drill rig and all equipment
  • Operate the drill rig and associated equipment for mineral exploration, dewatering, and water supply wells, install well heads, well screen, casing, gravel pack and cement grout, and other well fixtures
  • Document geological formations encountered
  • Clean and disinfect water wells in preparation for use
  • Perform routine mechanical maintenance work on drill rig and equipment
  • Maintain rigs
  • Supervise and train crews for underground projects
  • Communicate with clients on job sites
  • Operate and maintain all pump division equipment, including video van, sonar jet operations, testing equipment, and cranes


  • 3 – 5 years of verifiable experience as a driller
  • Knowledge of casing types, weights, and breaking/collapse strengths
  • Knowledge of hole volume, mud weights and properties, and well control systems
  • Knowledge of drill string, weights, assembly, and torque values
  • Knowledge of thread types
  • Knowledge of working controls, table area, and support equipment
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen, background check, physical and functional capacity exam, and pulmonary function test
  • Clean driving record with a valid driver’s license; CDL class Bn license preferred
  • Reliable transportation
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Able to lift 100 pounds repetitively
  • Able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions including in harsh weather and remote locations
  • Able to work long hours (up to 12-14 hours per day)
  • Water well license for applicable states (Nevada preferred or able to obtain)
  • Willing to travel for 14 days at a time with rotating schedules

Apply now.