Purpose of the position:
To contribute to the attainment of the Organization’s water well drilling objectives.
Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.
Maintenance of Equipment & Accessories
Assist in the routine and annual servicing of drilling rig equipment and it’s accessories
Ensure mechanics to perform daily routine checks on drill rig equipment and vehicles
Ensure adherence to maintenance and schedules of all equipment and it’s accessories
Assist the Driller in the drilling of boreholes
Assist the driller in the development and construction of wet wells
Assist the Assistant hydrogeologist in the chlorination of developed holes
Assist in the backfilling of dry holes and make sure they are sealed
Assist the driller to carry out air lift drilling in stable conditions, and mud drilling in alluvial and unstable conditions and formations
Site Management and Safety
Assist the driller to ensure the safety and security of drilling rig equipment and it’s accessories
Demarcate the working area with caution tape to keep community members from risk
Make sure drilling accessories are well parked in the trucks after drilling and the drilling site made safe
Perform preventative maintenance on all equipment,
Fill out all log sheets and maintenance cards correctly and ensure they are kept up to date,
Ensure all equipment is kept clean,
Ensure Floor Hands have performed preventative maintenance on appropriate equipment,
Learn and adhere to all Company Safety Policy, Procedures and Practices, and all governmental safety regulations and,
Assist the Driller in mentoring the Floor Hand and helping with on the job training.
Inventory & Reporting
Take inventory of all drilling consumables and advise the driller for new supplies and replenishment
Inspect and report on all equipment daily or as required,
Carry out the distribution of fuel and lubricants
Submit monthly report on the consumption of fuel and lubricants to the driller
Assist the driller to write and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports
Identify and report drilling needs and request for same
Must be computer literate
Must possess a valid driver’s license with driving experience.
Must be proactive with a high level of initiative, innovation, drive and a strong team player with interpersonal skills.
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions.
Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
Educational level required: Certificate/ Diploma in Drilling Operations or Mechanical Engineering
Technical Training qualifications required: Professional technical skill desired (certification?)
Experience: 3 years of experience in the hydrogeological field related to groundwater exploration and development
Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Frequent travel to the field
Travel: 60% Domestic
On call: 15%