Rig Hand - Water Well Drilling Company

Paso Robles, CA

Zero tolerance drug policy environment for equipment safety reasons


Company Profile:

Pacific Coast Well Drilling has earned significant recognition in the California groundwater development industry, specializing in providing deep-well water turnkey drilling solutions for municipal, agricultural and large-scale commercial projects.  

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Driller, the Rig Hand will assist the Driller and Field Supervisor in completing the water well drilling operations of each project.  The ideal candidate will be able to perform various manual tasks in a labor-intensive and fast-paced environment, with little supervision, while working independently and with other crew members. In addition, the role requires the lifting of heavy objects and extensive physical tasks and will involve 12 hour shifts on a job site, typically in remote locations requiring out of town travel.

Duties / Responsibilities:

Assist with rig mobilization/demobilization with Driller and Field Supervisor;

Assist in drilling and well construction activities;

Service and maintain rig and other on-site support equipment;

Clean and organize jobsite and tool trailer;

Load and unload construction materials, supplies and equipment;

Follow/practice safety protocols and company policies;

Responsible for checking, adjusting, and recording drilling fluid properties;

Record and notify Driller of onsite supplies, material, and equipment used;

Participate in safety and tailgate meetings;

Operate heavy equipment to include reach lift, backhoe, and water truck.


Ability to operate water well drilling equipment.

Basic mechanical & welding knowledge.

Must be available to work up to 12-hour days / nights and weekends, for 7-20 days at a time.

Must be able to travel to job sites within a 300-mile radius of Paso Robles.

Valid CA drivers’ license, clean driving record, reliable transportation.

Prior rig operating experience, a plus.

Ability to work in a team environment.

Coachable and open to learning.

Arrive on time and reliable on a consistent basis.

Bring a positive attitude.

Working Hours:

12-hour shifts

Day/Night work

7 days a week for 7-20 days at a time 


$20.00 per hour; full-time position.

Additional compensation for valid CA CDL and welding certificates.





401(k)/ROTH retirement plan, with employer match up to 5% annually

Standard California 24 hours annually paid sick time.

2 days paid vacation for the 1st & 2nd year and rising thereafter incrementally.

Mileage and per diem when applicable.

Opportunity for advancement based on tenure, attitude & responsibility.

Training provided. 


Paso Robles, CA