Trainee Driller/Offsider


About this role: Trainee Driller/Offsider

About this role: Trainee Driller/Offsider

Have you secured your pathway to become a qualified, successful and in demand Driller?

Are you tired of being lead down the garden path and then not being provided the career growth and opportunities you deserve?

Are you an experienced Driller's Offsider that is struggling to secure a rewarding, safe and supportive career? This opportunity with Brunel and our Cent will provide ongoing training and support to Offsiders that wish to progress in the Drilling sector and upskill continually with a local WA company.

Our client has been operational in Australia since the 1980's with drilling projects across Australia, both FIFO and Metro projects. A multi-disciplinary company with high standards and a proven track record, our Client has more than 35 years of industry experience and a proven track record of quality work.

Key Responsibilities:

• Carry out Pre-Start checks on equipment.• Loading and unloading.
• Assist the Driller in carrying out field operations.• Perform daily routine tasks with minimal supervision/instruction.
• Perform tasks and procedures in accordance with J&S Drilling’s Standard Work Procedures.• Completion of training and induction requirements.
• Organise work area

The key long term function would be to upskill to become a fully qualifed Driller with the confidence, skill and ability to manage their own rig & team. From the onset the main function of the job will be to assist the Driller's in all aspects or drilling operations wihtin the following niche operations:

  • Geotechnical
  • Over Water
  • Exploration
  • Water Bore
  • Enviromental
  • Drilling, sampling & testing drilling operations

Drilling platforms include: Truck, Trailer, Track, Barge, Jackup, Morooka, Mangrove Buggy supported by All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV).
Types of drilling include; RC, Aircore, Air & Mud Rotary, Diamond & Auger Core & Geo Probe.




• HR drivers’ licence• Must be able to provide copies of current certificates and HRWL
• Pass a Pre-Employment Medical and Drug & Alcohol Test • Previous experiance working as Drillers Offsider


• MC/HC Highly regarded.• Apply first aid certificate.
• White card.• Current Police clearance (within 4 weeks).
• Sound mechanical aptitude.• High risk work licence (LF/CV/CN/RB/DG).
• Working at heights certificate.• 4WD Certificate.


• Pass a pre-employment medical.• Pass A&D testing.
• Work 12-hour shifts.• Work away in regional remote localities.
• Able to travel by air to localities as required.



• You will be supported to achieve your Cert 3 in Drilling Operations and become a Driller• Temp to Perm for candidates who wish to become a qualified Driller
• Some work required ex Wattelup, Perth - Projects are ongoing and do come up often in the Metro area. • Current Projects: NT, QLD and WA.
• Super on all hours worked.• Swings options are family friendly of 2:2 or 2:1.

Join the Brunel Family

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Join the Brunel Family

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.
Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning 40 countries, 100 offices and 45 years of successful operation.
Brunel is proud to be equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

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Your consultant, Richard Clifton-James is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

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Richard Clifton-James
Brunel Energy Australia Perth

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