The Drill Rig Operator is responsible for the successful drilling and auger of locations, including the safety and productivity of the crew around them. This role works closely with the Field Supervisor on site, which may include engaging with customers on behalf of Almita. The Drill Rig Operator is required to have knowledge of the customer and how drilling and installation directly impacts them. This role is a key position in the install process. They observe, identify, participate in, and oversee the safety and efficiency of all that occurs at an install site. They are familiar with all functions of each install machine and demonstrate an understanding of trouble-shooting methodologies, referencing best practices for necessary corrections as well as the effect of different ground conditions as they pertain to drilling. Drill Rig Operators have a strong foundation in machine maintenance focusing on operational systems as well as components and general diagnostics. This position is ultimately accountable for accurate and clearly documented drill records. Drill Rig Operators use multiple methods of communication to maximize safety and efficiency.



  • Proficiently follows federal/provincial and company Commercial Carrier regulations and policies (daily pre-use, hours of service, load securement)
  • Can effectively setup and position drill rig in a safe manner
  • Can quickly and accurately read and communicate specifications and directions from detailed plans and drawings
  • Demonstrated ability to complete drilling in most ground conditions
  • Able to load/unload machines onto trailers and knows the correct method for chaining machines for transport requiring only minimal assistance
  • Demonstrates safe operating procedures (start-up, operation, stopping, etc.) and understands machine limits (both load and voltage)
  • Participates in the daily maintenance and cleaning of equipment (greasing, visual inspections of all hydraulic components, shovelling tracks, etc.)
  • Ability to operate machines at or near the upper limits, and in restricted spaces (relative to auger size)
  • Understands regular maintenance, required documentation and the safe operation of all machines used in the field and the shop (including knowledge of grease points, awareness of blind spots and swing zones, proper procedures prior to operation, familiarity with comprehensive pre-use inspections, daily logs, etc.)
  • Demonstrates good housekeeping habits by keeping the site clean and tidy to prevent injuries and property damage
  • Seeks out innovative ways to increase production and potential savings
  • Ability to take on self-directed tasks when necessary
  • Performs other duties as assigned



The following are required:

  • 3+ years experience operating various classes of drill rigs/excavators –Soilmec / Bauer / Komatsu / Hitachi
  • 2+ years of experience in foundation and shoring drilling
  • Drilling Certificate, as applicable to region
  • Previous machine operating experience is a requirement
  • Installation experience in three different divisions of construction, such as T & D, Oil and Gas, Commercial, Residential
  • High school diploma or GED         
  • Class G Driver’s License
  • Knowledge of platform and safe lifting procedures
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions to enhance organizational effectiveness


The following are considered an asset:

  • Knowledge and functionality of industry-related tools including but not limited to sockets, wrenches and some air tools is an asset
  • Basic construction experience is an asset
  • Basic mechanical experience is an asset
  • Team building and leadership training or experience is an asset
  • Class A, D, or AZ Driver’s License is an asset

Almita Piling Inc. seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and encourages applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available, on request, for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process including but not limited to a person with a disability.