Drill Rig Operator - Solid Waste (Across U.S.)
at Tetra Tech

Date Posted: 6/29/2019

Job Description

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.


Do you thrive in dynamic environments working outdoors and have the ability to pursue excellence in environmental projects, working in and around heavy equipment, fusing plastic pipe and building gas piping systems? Tetra Tech is expanding our team and looking for hard working individuals who have experience or looking for a career change and have a passion for traveling, working outdoors and delivering high quality results and solutions to our customers.  

Our Landfill Gas Construction division offers a unique work environment that specializes in a wide variety of projects where we are drilling for natural gas on landfills, installing new piping to collect the gas, fusing and welding HDPE pipe –allowing the gas to be transported to the power plant. Your role will be operating and maintaining a drill rig, operate support equipment for drilling operations. The ability to fuse HDPE Pipe and assist the other team members in well completion activities. 


•    Understand environmental and health & safety regulations and perform work in a competent manner in accordance with the regulations.

•    Operating Soilmec drill rig.

•    Supervise a crew of 2-4 employees.

•    Train and mentor new employees.

•    Perform system construction activities in a safely and proper manner.

•    Repair and maintain vehicles and equipment as required by following basic inspection procedures.

•    Perform maintenance on system components to ensure or restore proper operation and compliance.

•    Ability to work on slopes: 2:1 and 3:1.

•    Must have HDPE Pipe fusion fitting experience.

•    Work with and around heavy construction equipment and excavations on landfills (all Equipment Operators are expected to be experienced, safe, and efficient operators of heavy construction equipment).

•    Maintain, clean, and organize equipment and supplies.

•    Candidates will be required to complete project related paperwork neatly, timely, and accurately.

•    Travel for extended periods, if necessary. It is anticipated that a drilling rig operator travel 75 to 100 percent of the time.

•    Walk long distances, up and down steeply sloped landfills and outdoor terrain.

•    Work in extreme (hot and cold) weather conditions safely.

•    Lift a minimum of 50 pounds on a non-consistent basis.

•    Ability to obtain, and keep in good standing, a valid driver’s license.

•    Pass a company paid, baseline health physical and drug screening, if required.

•    Complete the USEPA HAZWOPR, 40-hour, environmental health and safety class, and annual 8-hour refresher classes.

•    Provide an aggressive and pro-active approach to client needs.

•    Must be available to work overtime, nights, weekends, and holidays when necessary.

•    Must be able to effectively communicate with clients and peers.


•    The Drill Rig Operator must have a good working knowledge of heavy construction equipment (drill rigs, excavators, dozers, road trucks, etc), survey equipment, pipe fusion equipment & techniques, compacting and materials handling equipment.

•    Must have drill rig operating experience.  Preferably Soilmec.

•    Must be able to diagnose, assess, and repair mechanical failure in a road range of drilling rig, vehicles, and auxiliary equipment.

•    Must be familiar with or able to become familiar with general landfill gas and leachate collection system, construction techniques and components.

•    Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

•    Preferably be proficient in the use of the PC, specifically with the Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

•    Ability to use professional business documents such as timesheets, dailies, expense reports, emails, etc.

Job Requirements

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies

Job Snapshot

About Us

As a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide, Tetra Tech seeks clear sustainable solutions that improve the quality of life. In a complex world with competing demands for limited resources, we offer clear solutions made possible by our sound science, understanding, innovation, and industry-leading approaches. To achieve and sustain our goals, we need your talent and energy!

As a member of our team, you will be encouraged to think outside the box and explore new technologies, ideas, and business trends that contribute to your personal and professional development as well as company success.

A career with Tetra Tech means a diverse, collaborative work environment, opportunities to involve yourself in self-directed project efforts, work/life balance, and a wide range of benefits. With offices and project opportunities in locations around the world, you can find an opportunity that matches your career goals and geographic preference.

Come discover how rewarding a career with Tetra Tech can be.

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