Assistant Driller - O&G

Vacancy number • PUB408273

We are excited to present a fantastic opportunity to join a major international drilling company as an Assistant Driller. This permanent position offers a chance to advance your career in the oil and gas industry while working on some of the most significant projects in the Surat and Cooper Basins.

About this role

  • Support Drilling Operations: Assist the Driller in daily operations to ensure all activities are executed safely and efficiently.
  • Monitor Drilling Equipment: Perform regular checks and maintenance to ensure the optimal functioning of drilling equipment.
  • Safety Compliance: Strictly adhere to company safety policies, procedures, and government regulations. Actively participate in safety meetings and initiatives.
  • Rig Floor Operations: Handle drill pipes and casing, assist with rig floor equipment, and maintain smooth operations.
  • Communication: Maintain effective communication with the Driller and other crew members to ensure coordination and efficiency.
  • Housekeeping: Ensure the rig is clean and organized to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Emergency Response: Assist in emergency situations and follow safety protocols to handle incidents effectively.


  • Experience: Previous experience as a AD or in a similar role within the oil and gas industry.
  • Physical Fitness: Ability to perform physically demanding tasks and work long hours in various weather conditions.
  • Technical Skills: Basic mechanical and technical skills related to drilling operations.
  • Teamwork: Strong ability to work well in a team environment and follow directions.
  • Driver’s License: Open, manual Driver’s License.
  • Certifications: Relevant certifications for drilling operations, including Well Control certifications.

Preferred Certifications:

  • Well Control (IWCF or IADC)Drilling and Completions General Induction (DCGI) or Industry Safety Induction (ISI)
  • Certificate III in Oil and Gas Drilling (Onshore)
  • First Response to Fire
  • Operate Breathing Apparatus
  • Apply First Aid (including CPR)Enter and Work in Confined Spaces
  • Gas Test Atmospheres
  • Working at Heights
  • Wellsite Permit to Work – Holder
  • Operate Vehicles in the field – 4WD


  • Stable Employment: Permanent position with a major international company.
  • Culture: Work in a safety-focused and professional team environment.
  • Accommodation and Meals: Provided on-site.
  • Roster: 3-week even time roster.
  • Rig Experience: Work on double and triple rigs.
  • Travel and Accommodation: Paid travel and accommodation.

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Join the Brunel Family

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trade and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.

Operating locally since 1997, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 45 countries, 120 offices and 45 years of successful operation.
Brunel is proud to be equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

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Your consultant, Tim Chapman is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number: PUB408273

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