Industry Overview

  • What is diamond drilling?

    Extraction of hard rock core samples which uses a rotary drill with a diamond drill bit. Diamond drilling services the mining and exploration industry.

  • What types of careers can you have in this industry?

    Careers are available in the field (Helper, Driller, Foreman), or support for the field (shop trades, safety, human resources, warehouse, accounting and administration).

  • Why is this better than oil/gas/any other industry?

    More scenic/rugged/remote settings. You are not just a number - Hy-Tech is smaller than many major oil and gas companies which means we get to know our employees. There is more room for advancement and a crew of two on the drill - Driller's have more responsibilities and make a lot of their own decisions.

Working At HY-TECH

  • Why work for Hy-Tech?

    Work for an industry leading company that is committed to the safety and growth/development of its employees.

  • Are there opportunities to develop a career at Hy-Tech?

    Hy-Tech believes in promotion from within and is committed to the training and development of its employees so they can reach the next level in their career at Hy-Tech.

  • What benefits does Hy-Tech offer?

    Life Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Extended Health Care, Dental Care, Long Term Disability, and RRSP Matching Program.

  • Do I have to pay for my own travel and accommodations?

    No. Hy-Tech will arrange for travel and provide accommodations while at work.

  • What kind of training will I receive?

    Hy-Tech employees receive online training and hands-on training while on the site. This includes an introduction to Hy-Tech, legally required courses, and updates on equipment etc. First Aid renewals are also required. Hy-Tech will reimburse the cost of first aid renewals. New employees are required to apply with a valid first aid certificate that meets Hy-Tech standards.

  • What positions do you currently have available?

    Please view a list of available positions shown under the Job Opportunities page.

  • Where do interviews take place?

    Interviews usually take place over the phone, unless you’re applying in Smithers or Saskatoon. Here, we’ll get a feel for what you’re all about and ask you any questions we have about potential as a fit. Here, we’re looking for you to meet the technical requirements of the position, but we’ll also be looking at your communication skills, and determining whether you’ll be a good fit with the rest of the team.

  • Are drug and alcohol screens required for employment?

    Yes, drug and alcohol tests are required for employment. We also conduct a Physical Demands Assessment, which was designed specifically for the Driller’s Helper position by a Physiotherapist in the Smithers area. This tests you for the real physical requirements you’ll face while you’re at work.

  • What is the work schedule?

    The schedule is typically 28 days of work, 14 days off (note: travel occurs during an employee’s 14 days off). As an employee, you can live anywhere in Canada – Hy-Tech will fly you from home to your work location (field only).


Apply Now for an adventurous career.