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Driller Well


Mesa, AZ, US

Date:  Nov 14, 2023

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

Driller is required to operate a drill rig and all support equipment in the drilling and construction of large diameter wells under the supervision of the pump foreman.

Any one position may not include all duties nor do the example of duties include all tasks, which may be found in the position of this class.

Job Responsibilities

  • Moves and sets up drilling vehicles in the Salt River Valley and in other statewide locations.
  • Drills and constructs large diameter wells in compliance with Salt River Project's well specifications.
  • Operates all drilling and support equipment.
  • Performs occasional arc welding and oxygen-acetylene cutting.
  • Oversees job duties of driller's helpers.
  • Performs minor maintenance and servicing of drill rig and support equipment.
  • Keeps logs of formation materials, depths encountered, drill rates, mud viscosity, equipment condition and other records.
  • Operates well rig tractor when moving drilling equipment to a new location
  • Assembles and installs construction water pump.
  • Services and assembles well derrick.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Employee must work safely and efficiently in the performance of their job duties.  Must maintain effective working relationships with other employees, customers and the public.   Must have the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, and have the ability to accurately and legibly complete applicable paper work.  May be required to work a reasonable amount of overtime.


Five years’ of well drilling experience with cable tool rig or equivalent.

Additional Information

Job requires ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods.  Must be able to drill and construct large diameter wells in all types of weather and degrees of hazards.  Thorough knowledge of safety rules and procedures for well drilling work is required.  Mechanical aptitude is essential.  Subject to out-of-town work, call-outs and changing shifts.  Drilling is performed in the field at various locations which may require being transported by fixed-wing, rotor or other means of company approved transportation  Requires considerable physical exertion and dexterity to handle well-0drilling equipment, load trucks and use hand tools.  Requires climbing and ability to work in high places.  Must have an above average knowledge of modern well drilling and construction technology in both consolidated and unconsolidated formations.  Must be able to meet ADOT driver qualifications, attend Smith System of Driving and be certified as T.D. II-Combo.

Certifications or Testing Required

Truckdriver II-Combo certification required
Appropriate respirator medical certification, fit test and training required.
Certification in oxygen-acetylene cutting and burning required.
First Aid/CPR classroom training required.
For specific list of training certifications contact departmental manager.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 16395


Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

SRP is committed to maintaining a work environment that promotes the health, safety and well-being of our employees, visitors, customers, and the communities we serve. This commitment includes maintaining a work environment that is free from drugs and alcohol. Any candidate that tests positive for an illegal drug or unauthorized substance, including non-medical marijuana, during the pre-employment drug and alcohol screening will be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process. Although marijuana is legal in the state of Arizona, SRP abides by federal laws where it remains illegal.


All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.


Why Work at SRP

SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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