Water Well Assistant Driller Apprentice

MacKinnon Water Solutions in Sundridge is hiring a Water Well Assistant Driller Apprentice!

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Hours of Work: 50 hours/week; Anything worked beyond 44 hours a week is considered overtime.
Wages: $25-$32/hour (based on the hours, the yearly salary is $68,900 - $88,192 plus life insurance, health & dental benefits)
Duties & Qualifications:

MacKinnon Water Solutions is a fully integrated company made up of water well drillers, pump and water treatment specialists. MWS has been providing clean water to our customers for over 53 years. Our team is made up of over 25 employees with 2 locations serving a large part of Ontario and Quebec.


  • Responsible for assisting the set up and operation of portable drilling rig. Anyone in the Construction Industry are welcome to apply.


  • Pre & Post Inspections of assigned vehicle/truck
  • Safely drive assigned large commercial vehicle/truck to and from work sites
  • Guides or sets up truck mounted equipment into position to alignment of drill sites
  • Assembles drilling tools, using hand tools and power tools
  • Assist in drill loading, unloading and load securement
  • Cleaning equipment and keeping work area clean and free of debris
  • Take inventory of all drilling consumables and advise the driller for new supplies and replenishment
  • Proficient at Arc welding
  • Occasionally operate well drilling rig under supervision for domestic and industrial water wells to produce adequate water production
  • Must have an excellent driving record within company standards
  • Have excellent attendance, punctuality and dependability
  • Perform routine maintenance and equipment, such as replacing parts and lubricating machinery
  • Perform and document pre-drilling inspections
  • Keeps in active communication with Drilling Operator and other crews to coordinate work and provide updates on work in progress
  • Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to: safety, environmental, confidentiality and code of conduct
  • Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner. Report unsafe conditions.
  • Assists with special projects and performs other duties as assigned
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance


Work is performed at job sites in environment with distracting and loud noise levels. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to hazardous equipment and moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. Continuous exposure to sharp objects, heavy machinery, noise and vibrations. Some travel is required to remote areas with inclement weather conditions.


Regularly required to walk and lift up to 50 lbs. Occasionally required to lift or maneuver up to or over 75 lbs. Frequently required to kneel and crouch and climb and reach some of the time in the course of work. Continually using hands to handle, control, feel, objects, tools, or controls. Sit some of the time to perform related paperwork/record keeping and driving functions. Regularly required to manipulate equipment and handle tools. Required to talk and hear, both in person and by telephone. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Ability to stand for continually extended periods of time. [Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions].



  • Skill in watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to ensure machine is working properly
  • Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weakness of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Skill in performing routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed
  • Skill in determining what types of tools and equipment is needed to do a job
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy tools and supplies
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding position
  • Ability to have a strong commitment to safety and environmental considerations
  • Ability to follow operating procedures and complies with all regulatory requirements
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, regulations, instruction manuals, and specifications
  • Ability to travel to remote worksites for extended periods of time
  • Ability to perform independently, or in a team environment, take direction from supervisor
  • Ability to communicate information in writing and verbally so others including customers will understand
  • Ability to deal with constant interruptions and changing deadlines/priorities
  • Ability to ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks involving strenuous and repetitive manual labor
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to wear protective clothing and equipment at all times while in production


  • Two years or more of related job experience (including construction)
  • Valid Provincial DZ driver’s license or equivalent along with min 3 years driving experience
  • Must have an excellent driving record within company standards
  • Must pass company background checks
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
Job Type: Full-Time
Full Time Hours Per Week: 50
Advertising Method: General Ad

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