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Chief Driller and Trainer

Location: , South Sudan
Job ID: 12684
Date Posted: Dec 16, 2021

Job Description

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We are currently hiring a Chief Driller and Trainer to operate and lead our drilling team in South Sudan. Work with the Drilling Program Manager to ensure that the planned drilling operations are completed and that the country program is achieving targets and delivering reliable water supply to communities in need. You will operate high quality equipment and manage the team to achieve the best possible outcomes. In this role, you will get to share your expertise and build capacity into the team on all aspects of the operation, including the management and use of the drilling equipment. Come bring your specialized skill and expertise to save lives and change communities.

A day in the life of a Chief Driller & Trainer:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. 


In the role of Chief Driller & Trainer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Effectively manage the drilling team to ensure reliable operation of the equipment in order to complete work in a timely fashion and enforce safety protocols
  • Train key members of the drilling team on how to operate drilling equipment and help to manage all challenges related to the installation of boreholes and wells
  • Work closely with the Drilling Program Manager to ensure efficient scheduling of the drilling plan so that all required resources are in the right locations and so that equipment is moved in a timely manner
  • Manage efficient use of resources as needed for drilling operations, keeping relevant records for reporting
  • Carry out routine maintenance and collaborate with the Drilling Program Manager and maintenance team to work on equipment, particularly during the rainy season. You will also log equipment operational data
  • Make use of geographical surveys and maintain records in relation to successful and unsuccessful drilling locations and report this to the Deputy Country Director and Drilling Program Manager
  • Carry out necessary tests of borehole depth, output, and quality assessments to ensure a high standard for all outputs. This includes maintaining drilling logs and well reports
  • Adhere to environmental protection standards, liaising with local authorities/actors to ensure compliance
  • All other duties as assigned



Learn more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse


Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering or some other related degree/diploma in mechanical studies; at least 4 years of relevant Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) technical experience; or some equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Competence in operating drilling machines in order to drill boreholes at various depths
  • Thorough knowledge of drilling operations within various geographical and topographical areas. It is preferred that the candidate has a fair understanding of geological formations in South Sudan.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical processes and maintenance of heavy trucks and drilling equipment in order to suitably care, maintain and management expensive/critical equipment
  • Strong computer and data management skills in order to maintain records for in-country drilling operations and to help provide effective communication
  • Able to coach, train and mentor others
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural setting; field experience working in Africa, preferably with another International Non-Government Organizations
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies (required)


Job Location: South Sudan

Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-Time

Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Non-Accompanied (no spouse or dependents)

Language Requirement: English fluency required

Travel Expectations: Frequent travel to different field locations; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary



  • International medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days
  • Annual home leave
  • R&R


Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)



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Location: , South Sudan
Date Posted: Dec 16, 2021

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