• Driller Trainee

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

    We’re growing.  
    Froehling & Robertson, Inc., (F&R)
    has been proudly engineering stability in the country since 1881.  In addition to being one of the oldest, independent testing/engineering companies, F&R is also a minority-owned business offering   competitive compensation/benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect for all! Our shared F&R/Employee values include: fairness, integrity, and high ethical standards.

    And. You’ve made it just in time!


     We’re always on the lookout for FRESH and ENERGIZED talent; individuals and professionals who are not afraid to get their boots and hats a little dirty from the ruffles of the journey to engineering stability together.

    Come be a part of this talented and dedicated team.
    Join stability. Apply now!


    Who we are looking for:

    The ideal candidate for this position will have a team spirit and will be able to support the team (Driller + Assistant Driller) by aiding the team driller on the field in whichever way necessary. This position will ultimately strive to be able to achieve competency to work as an Assistant Driller


    What you’ll be doing:

    Including but 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


    What you need to have:


    • High School Degree or Equivalent required
    • 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 or independently when need be
    • Some day and overnight travel is required
    • Must be willing to participate in and pass F&R’s pre-employment screening including a background investigation, drug screening and driving record verifications

    Check Out Our Perks + Benefits:


    In addition to our welcoming company culture and competitive compensation packages, our employees enjoy the below benefits:

    • 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
    • Company Cell Phone + Tablet 

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

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


    EOE M/F/D/V/SO. Drug Free Workplace.


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