Auger/Mud Rotary Geotechnical Drilling Assistant

South Plainfield, New Jersey



Seeking a Geotechnical Drilling Assistant. The successful candidate will travel to different work sites, primarily NY and NJ, but will be willing to travel to surrounding states if needed. The Drilling Assistant will assist Drill Operator during drilling operations. In addition, the Drilling Assistant will assist as necessary in the mobilization and demobilization for projects in both the field and the shop. Furthermore, the drilling assistant will be responsible for the learning process of the drill rig and operation with the goal of eventually becoming a drill operator.


  • Assist drill operation as needed or as directed by Drill Operator
  • Assist in maintaining the drill rig and monitor throughout operations in order to optimize good working condition.
  • Effectively communicate with supervisor and coworkers.
  • General maintenance/upkeep of the drill rig and update the shop as to when the drill rig requires shop maintenance.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Can expect to work with hand tools
  • Able to load, unload, and move large equipment, materials and tools
  • Continuous walking, stair climbing, and lifting
  • Full range of physical motions associated with general labor work


  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Must have reliable transportation to the office and project sites
  • Must be willing to travel within NJ, NY, and adjoining states
  • Company background check


  • Previous 1-3 years of experience as a Drilling Assistant or Geotechnical experience
  • Mechanical skills and construction background
  • 40 hour HAZWOPER and OSHA 10/30 training
  • Interest in obtaining NJ state drilling licenses
  • Welding experience
  • TWIC card

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

About the Company:

MFS is ranked #79 on ENR's Top NYC Design Firm list and #16 Best Place to Work in NJ.

MFS is an independent and innovative consulting engineering and construction management firm headquartered in South Plainfield, New Jersey. We share a total commitment to excellence both internally and externally. Externally, we offer clients expertise in site/civil, structural, geotechnical and foundation, survey, geotechnical drilling, and construction management services. Internally, we offer excellent benefit packages to eligible employees that include: Paid Vacation, Personal, and Holidays, 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance (long and short), Life Insurance, Training, and Tuition Reimbursement. MFS is an EEO/AAP Employer.

Notice to Third Party Agencies:

Please note that MFS, which is comprised of MFS Engineers and Surveyor, DPC, MFS Construction, LLC, MFS Consulting, LLC and MFS Consulting Engineers, CORP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to the HR Department or any job sourcing ad of MFS, in the form of an e-mail, fax, or mail will be deemed to be the property of MFS. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request from MFS' HR Department, MFS reserves the unrestricted right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without incurring any liability (financial or otherwise) to the recruiter, agency, and/or staffing firm.