• 03-Oct-2022 to 07-Dec-2022 (EST)
  • Operations
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time

MATCOR is a leading cathodic protection and corrosion prevention engineering design and manufacturing company, providing environmentally beneficial systems and services to global clients for 40 years.

An expert in the field of cathodic protection, MATCOR offers proprietary corrosion protection products, installation, cathodic protection testing, maintenance, and complete corrosion protection project management. MATCOR specializes in protecting the infrastructure of the oil and gas, electric utility, transportation, and water industries.

The Driller is to operate the equipment safely and efficiently on the drilling rig floor. This includes the operation of tongs and use of drilling slips to assemble and disassemble drilling pipe and collars, operation of hoists to raise/lower equipment and personnel as well as hand tools, sledgehammers, and large pipe wrenches to maintain and repair equipment. Responsible for everyday operation of the drilling rig: including casing, cementing, tripping pipe and shutting down rig.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Safely operate drill rig and equipment during the system installation process.
  • Select and attach drill bits and drill rods, adding more rods as hole depths increase, and changing drill bits as needed.
  • Perform routine maintenance and upgrade work on machines and equipment, such as replace parts, building up drill bits, and lubricating machinery.
  • Operate controls to stabilize machines and to position and align drills.
  • Regulate air pressure, rotary speed, and downward pressure, according to the type of rock or concrete being drilled.
  • Operate machines to flush earth cuttings or to blow dust from holes.
  • Assemble and position machines, augers, casing pipes, and other equipment, using hand and power tools.
  • Verify depths and alignments of boring positions.
  • Start, stop, and control drilling speed of machines and insertion of casings into holes.
  • Record drilling progress and geological data.
  • Drive trucks, tractors, or truck-mounted drills to and from work sites.
  • Select the appropriate drill for the job, using knowledge of rock or soil conditions.
  • Monitor drilling operations, checking gauges and listening to equipment to assess drilling conditions and to determine the need to adjust drilling or alter equipment.
  • Retrieve lost equipment from bore holes, using retrieval tools and equipment.
  • Drive or guide truck-mounted equipment into position, level and stabilize rigs, and extend telescoping derricks.
  • Place and install screens, casings, pumps, and other well fixtures in order to develop wells.
  • Review client requirements and proposed locations for drilling operations to determine feasibility, and to determine cost estimates.
  • Document geological formations encountered during work.
  • Inspect core samples to determine nature of strata or take samples to laboratories for analysis.
  • Install anodes, per the drawing requirements, to include conductive media and hole sealing. Review field file with foreman or project manager to understand job requirements for materials and installation.
  • Other duties as requested by Supervisor.

Required Capabilities (describe scope of knowledge and ability of the position)

  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from state of residence.
  • Minimum of 6 months driving experience
  • Must successfully pass a minimum of a 6-month DOT physical, pre-placement drug screen and satisfactory background check.
  • Must have acceptable driving record in accordance with Brand's Vehicle Policy
  • Must demonstrate ability to work safely and adhere to all safety rules and regulations
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative in performing work in the field
  • Ability to write up time sheets, and all required documentation.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 75 lbs.
  • Must be willing to travel 75%.
  • Must be willing to work long hours such as 12-hour shifts.
  • Must work well with others and be willing to learn from mentors and others in the shop and field.
  • Be able to operate a GEFCO 30k Drilling Rig.

HSEQ Behaviors:

  • Must report any and all unsafe conditions.
  • Expected to engage in the safety process and report to Supervisor any time a situation is deemed unsafe.
  • To support / encourage others to help develop a culture of continuous improvement.


  • Strong communicator and ability to instill a "Teamwork" mindset
  • Self-directed
  • Anticipates changes that can occur on jobsites and to be prepared to take appropriate action
  • Able to manage multiple priorities with a bias towards safety, quality, and productivity
  • Pragmatic approach with the ability to establish priorities
  • Customer focused
  • Constantly display integrity, honesty, and respect
  • Base decisions on facts and adopt a disciplined approach to work
  • Actively engage in discussions and openly supports team decisions

BrandSafway, including its subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, special disabled or Vietnam or other era veteran status.

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