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Drill Tender

Company: Sullivan Environmental Services, Inc.
Location: Denton
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

About Us

Discover your future at Forgen!


Various projects as assigned

Employment Type

Non-Exempt, Full-Time

Manager Position


Reports To

Fleet Manager or designee


Up to 75%

Revision Date

February 2023

At Forgen, we are committed to building a strong team of amazing people. When you join our team, you open the door to unlimited growth potential and the support of professionals across the country who want to see you succeed. Today, we excel in complex geotechnical and environmental construction services that restore and strengthen our natural surroundings to protect people, communities, and the environment for generations to come. With employees supporting meaningful projects across the United States and Canada, our impact on future generations is only getting started. Whether you're looking to jumpstart your career in the environmental construction industry or a seasoned professional looking to fill one of our open management positions, we invite you to discover your future with Forgen.

Summary of Functions

Drill Tenders assist the operator of the drill rig during installation of deep foundation pile systems. This role is responsible for drill tool positioning, attachment of the concrete blow out plug, rigging of reinforcing steel, flagging, troubleshooting and maintenance of the drilling tools, operating an acetylene-cutting torch, grinder, operating motorized equipment, assisting in the assembly, rigging and disassembly, and the fueling and greasing of equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Embrace Forgen's Core Values in all aspects of the job.
  • Mobilization in setting up drill rigs: directing drill rigs, cranes and tractor trailers to project sites when needed.
  • Fueling, greasing, and maintaining equipment.
  • Minor mechanic skills needed (changing oil, fuel filter, and changing hydraulic hoses).
  • Setting up drill areas, checking pile elevations, checking drill for plumb, and measuring offsets to confirm hole locations.
  • Rigging and setting casings and rebar cages plumb and on drilled pile location.
  • Operating heavy equipment forklift, skid steer etc.
  • Prepare daily drilling log reports if needed.
  • Perform and document daily pre-shift inspections.
  • Maintain a safe working environment and observe all safety procedures, laws, policies, and rules.
  • Communicate with equipment manager and field managers in a manner which promotes a positive relationship.
  • Work overtime as needed and within labor law guidelines.
  • Perform additional assignments and special projects as directed.

    • High School Diploma/GED.
    • A minimum of one year on the job training on heavy construction projects.
    • A minimum of three projects with experience around drill rigs while installing Augercast in Place, Continuous Flighted Auger, Drilled Shafts, or Full Displacement Piles foundations is preferred.
    • Forklift and excavation equipment training is preferred.
    • Valid Driver's License and ability to drive on behalf of company business.
    • TWIC card holder preferred.
    • The following safety training is preferred, but not mandatory. Company will provide additional training, as necessary.
      • 40 Hour HAZWOPER training.
      • Competent Person Safety Training
      • 8-Hour Supervisory Training
      • 30-Hour OSHA Construction Safety Training
      • First Aid and CPR
        Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

        • Ability and willingness to travel to regional job sites, as needed.
        • Math and measurement skills
        • Ability to embrace a culture of safety.
        • Experience working in an environment which demands outstanding safety performance a plus.
        • Ability to operate heavy power-driven equipment.
        • Ability to perform a variety of skilled construction and maintenance tasks.
        • Ability to perform a variety of manual tasks for extended periods in unfavorable weather conditions.
        • Ability to work on slopes and uneven surfaces.
        • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
        • Ability to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends as required.
        • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative.
        • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time.
        • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity.
        • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt.
        • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives.
        • Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail.
        • Oral and written communication skills.
        • Ability to work independently.
        • Good problem-solving skills/decision-making skills.

          Physical Demands

          The following physical activities or abilities are commonly, but not always, associated with the performance of this position. The actual requirements of this position will vary.

          • Lift, carry and push/pull at least 50 pounds without difficulty.
          • Be able to stand or walk on a project site for extended durations.
          • Climb in and out of equipment.
          • Ability to communicate effectively with vendors, management, and other co-workers, both individually and in front of a group is important.
          • Ability to prepare, inspect and review documents is a critical component of this role.
          • Regular use of the telephone and email for communication is also essential.
          • Sitting for extended period is common.
          • Good manual dexterity for the use of common office equipment such as computers, calculator, copiers, and fax machines.
          • Good reasoning ability and decision-making is important.
          • Able to understand and utilize management reports, memos, and other documents to conduct business.
            The following physical activities or abilities are commonly, but not always, associated with field project sites.

            • Be able to stand or walk on a project site for extended durations.
            • Climb in and out of equipment.
            • When on project sites or if performing some types of work activity wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to, earplugs, protective eyewear, gloves, hard hat, steel toed work boots, and high visibility safety apparel.
              Work Environment

              The following environmental/atmospheric working conditions are commonly, but not always, associated with the performance of this position. The actual working conditions will vary.

              • Job Site environment, including, but not limited to, machines, tools, heavy equipment, chemicals, solvents, dust, fumes, noise, toxic materials; waste and infectious materials; work in inclement weather conditions.
              • Occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions.
              • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities such as heavy lifting and climbing; work in confined spaces; work at heights, work around heavy construction equipment.
              • Maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned duties.

                Perks and Benefits

                Forgen offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, a retirement plan, employer paid short-term disability, accident insurance, and more. We also reward our employees' hard work with bonuses, vacation, and paid holidays. We believe in a flexible work environment work model for most non-craft positions. As an added bonus, we also offer an awards program, education assistance program, and a robust wellness program.

                The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

                It is the policy of Forgen to fill every position without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable law. Forgen is an equal opportunity employer, and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including managers, supervisors and co-workers.

Keywords: Sullivan Environmental Services, Inc., Denton , Drill Tender, Other , Denton, Texas

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