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Posted April 04, 2019

Driller Assistant/Diamond Drillers


Alton Drilling is a proudly Kiwi owned and operated company. Alton’s main drilling focus is mineral exploration in all types of ground conditions and all types of locations in New Zealand and overseas.

Using the latest drilling equipment and technology, combined with a wide range of experience spanning more than 35 years, Alton Drilling has demonstrated capability to grow and develop highly skilled teams.

These roles are based in Waihi (North Island) and Macraes Flat (South Island). You will be joining crews with a good culture of hard work, good banter and looking out for each other.

We currently have positions available for Drillers (Surface and Underground) and Offsiders. Experience is an advantage, however those willing to learn drilling will receive training and certification.

To be an Alton Drilling Team Member you will be:
• Able to work in a safe, productive and efficient manner 
• Able to communicate clearly (verbally and written) 
• Able to provide great client service 
• A successful team member who enjoys working with others 
• Hold a current Full NZ drivers licence 
• Physically fit and hardworking 
• Able to pass a pre-employment medical and drug test 
• Able to work a rotating roster of day and  night shifts 
• Reliable and able to pass regular fitness for work testing, and regular and random drug testing
As a Driller Assistant you will be:

• A safe worker
• Able to demonstrate initiative
• Able to work underground or on the surface
• Able to support the Driller to be successful

As a Driller you will be:

• A safe, experienced and certified driller
• A first aid certificate holder is desirable
• Able to work underground or on the surface
• Able to train and mentor others
What we offer: 
• Commitment to health, safety and well-being of our employees 
• Training and certification in diamond drilling 
• Immediate start and ongoing work
• Competitive wages based on experience
• Good quality PPE Gear 
• FIFO, accommodation plus meals at selected sites 
• Excellent team culture

If you’re ready to work hard with great people apply today!

Our Application for Employment Form is available for download below. Apply to with a covering letter and your CV. If you would like a confidential discussion please call Sarah on 021 726 679.

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