• Driller's Helper

    Job Location(s) US-VA-Sterling
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  • Overview

    Froehling & Robertson (F&R), the oldest independent/engineering firm in the country and minored-owned business offering competitive compensation and benefits in a positive work environment, is looking for a Driller's Helper. Our individual employees display shared values shared by F&R of fairness, integrity, high ethical standards, and an overall sense of mutual respect for all. 
    Do you have what it takes to be a part of this great family? 
    We think so. 



    The tasks may be required to perform may include, but are not limited to:

    • Assist with operation of drilling rig and support equipment effectively
    • Aid in maintaining tooling, prepping for assignments, setting up tooling, sampling equipment, sampling, classifying samples, and cleanup
    • Assist in loading and unloading equipment/tooling
    • Assist on the working floor- normal drilling procedures
    • Follow all safety regulations
    • Perform material inventory as needed/assigned
    • Provide own transportation to shop daily



    • Willing to travel and stay out of town if needed on some occasions
    • A problem solver that can address roadblocks with poise and control
    • Ability to lift heaving tooling (approximately 50-75 lbs) repetitively and perform laborious work daily
    • Should have basic math skills
    • Good customer relations skills
    • Must be punctual and dependable
    • Must be able to write legibly
    • Must have ability to follow instructions
    • Must be willing to work on a team
    • Must be willing to participate in and pass F&R’s pre-employment screening including a background investigation, drug screening and driving record verifications




    • Prior experience providing drilling services
    • Certifications: HSA, SPT, mud rotary, and/or rock coring are a plus

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    In addition to providing competitive salaries, F&R offers a wide range of benefit options, including:


    • Comprehensive group medical insurance, including health, dental, vision and life

    • Opportunity for professional growth and advancement

    • Tuition reimbursement

    • Paid time off

    • Company–observed paid holidays

    • Short and long-term disability coverage

    • 401K retirement with company match


    We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and highly encourage resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. We extend equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other reason protected by federal, state or local law.


    F&R participates in the USCIS E-Verify Program to verify that all new hires are authorized to work in the United States.



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