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James Fisher

James Fisher

Core Drilling Field Supervisor

Industry Experience

James Fisher started his drilling career in 2006. He brings nearly two decades of drilling experience to Premier Drilling. James started his career as a driller and worked his way up to his current role as core field supervisor. Throughout his career, he has operated numerous rigs, cranes, forklifts, and equipment, along with troubleshooting and maintaining them. James keeps drilling projects on budget, helps his teams work efficiently, and maintains a steadfast safety-first attitude.

Professional Experience

2023 – Present, Core Drilling Field Supervisor, Premier Drilling
2021 – Oct 2023, Lead Driller, USGS
2019 – 2021, Operations Manager, Boart Longyear
2015 – 2019, Rig Supervisor, Boart Longyear
2012 – 2015, Senior Driller, Boart Longyear
2006 – 2012, Driller, Boart Longyear


Training and Certifications

  • MSHA Certified
  • OSHA Certified
  • First Aid / CPR Certified
  • Class A CDL – Tanker Endorsement

Equipment Experience

  • Epiroc Christensen C140
  • Atlas Copco CS1500
  • BLY LF70, LF90, LF160, LF350, LF244HD, SC9, SC11
  • GEFCO SD300


  • Experienced crane operator
  • Experienced with electric over hydraulic systems
  • Well-rounded mechanic
  • Heavy equipment operator