Drilling Supervisor - Edmonton

Drilling Supervisor

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Career Number: 2381
Date Posted: 2020-08-28

Working at DFI

DFI has over 25 years of experience providing quality piling services and products to industrial clients throughout North America.
At DFI, we believe anything is possible and we’re relentless in our pursuit of excellence. To direct our focus, our team strives for achievement, expertise, and pride when it comes to our service.
We offer competitive wages, RRSP matching, GWL benefits, industry and apprenticeship training, professional development, referral incentives, and the opportunity for growth and advancement!

Job Profile

This position oversees drilling operations throughout DFI, and is responsible to recruit, train, and develop drill operators and drill assistants as well as ensure equipment and ancillary are stocked and maintained for peak operational effectiveness.

Job Duties

  • Responsible for training of new workers as well as experienced crew recurrent training
  • Ensure client satisfaction of drill crews, collaborate with supervisor to alter syllabus of drilling program if required to accommodate changes in industry
  • Ensure company safety policies and procedure are practiced through mentorship and enforced through disciplinary process if required
  • Ensure company policies and procedures are understood as well as reviewed for effectiveness
  • Responsible for the development of field crews assigned to drills throughout Western Canada
  • Ensure drilling equipment is kept in good repair, identify and recommend units for minor/major overhaul, maintain adequate stock and condition of ancillary drilling equipment
  • Maintain drilling equipment inventory as well as create/maintain tracking system
  • Forecast manpower and equipment needs up to 8 weeks in advance
  • Collaborate with HR and Branches in selection of and interviews with prospective employees
  • Cultivate relationships with employees and customers
  • Ensure equipment not under care and control of an operator is adequately maintained
  • Be prepared to operate equipment when required
  • Prepare employees evaluations and/or performance improvement plans for submission to branch/divisional management
  • Act as direct supervisor for projects with multiple drills
  • Qualifications

  • High school diploma
  • 10+ years drilling experience preferably in a supervisory role
  • Adept at dealing with people
  • Able to manage change effectively
  • Confident in providing motivational support
  • Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions
  • Willing to travel regularly


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