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Date:  Mar 18, 2023

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Oil & Gas

Position Title:  Co-op, Roughneck Driller

Build Your Career at Aecon


Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  

What is the Opportunity?


Faster.Smarter.Safer. This is how Aecon is committed to delivering projects. Aecon is ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider and we’re looking for a Labourer/Roughneck to help us get there!


Reporting to the Superintendent, the individual will be responsible to support the drilling and GeoExchange installations on various projects.


What You'll Do Here :


  • Demonstrate and promote safety.
  • Prepare and clean up project drilling sites.
  • Drillers helper; all pertaining duties in association with drilling operations. Includes drill pipe handling and casing installation/removal on drilling rigs.
  • Cleaning and maintaining equipment and tooling
  • Assist with maintenance and repair of drilling equipment
  • Inventory management and data entry of QA/QC information.
  • Multi-task and perform in a fast-paced environment.
  • Assist with Grouting and U bend installations; assist with the operation of grouter and tremie reel.
  • Handle and distribute project materials (e.g., load and unload vehicles with supplies, equipment, and construction materials; move tools, equipment, and construction materials to and from work areas).
  • Run and maintain hose lines and water connections.
  • Complete work-related safety documents and submit in a timely manner
  • Reading drawings and determining measurements
  • Perform other general duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging.
  • Lifting and working with materials weighing up to 25kg


What You Bring to The Team: 


  • Minimum of +1 year drilling experience an asset, but not required if currently enrolled in a drilling co-op program.
  • Demonstrate and promote safety above all else
  • Experience working in a similar role within the industry.
  • Capacity for manual dexterity with physical strength and stamina.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Energy to use stairs, ladders, and climb over rough terrain.
  • Capability to work long hours per day in all weather conditions.
  • Strong interpersonal, team participation and communication skills
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity.
  • Required Tickets: 4 Step Safety Awareness, Working from Heights or Fall Protection, Valid ON Driver’s License
  • Preferred (but not required) Tickets:
    • H2S Alive
    • CSTS
    • Standard First Aid and CPR Level C
    • Energy Safety Canada 1st Supervisors Blow Out Prevention
    • Resources Drilling Technician Diploma
    • Rig Technician
    • Earth loop technician
    • Ground Disturbance Level II

What Makes us Aecon Proud:


  • Engaging and agile workplace culture, collaborative and inclusive teams
  • Commitment to sustainability and to becoming a net-zero company by 2050
  • Investing in our people through a variety of learning and development programs such as Aecon University, BluePrint leadership program, and Project Management Academy
  • Variety of wellness benefits, access to virtual health care, 100% employer-paid health and dental premiums, Employee Assistance Program, Best Doctors Program, and more.
  • Recognition and rewards through Aecon Accolades, Aecon Achievement Awards and more


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. If you require accommodation during any step of the application process, please click here.