Lead DrillerArdee, Co Louth, A92 W88NLead Driller


We require a Lead Driller for our rapidly expanding company. The ideal candidate needs to be well presented, hard-working and fit and healthy. This exciting opportunity welcomes you to join our team as we expand further into our commercial division.


  • Acting as a lead driller primarily for air & mud rotary drilling.
  • Undertake duties of a lead driller as dictated by workload.
  • Adhere to best working practice and industry standards.
  • Adhere to working instructions as specified internally and from external clients.
  • Provide paperwork, namely driller’s daily logs the morning following completion of each shift.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external parties.


  • Valid safe pass.
  • Valid manual handling.
  • Full clean Irish/EU driving licence - With added C & CE category seen as an advantage.
  • 2 years lead drill experience.
  • Willing to travel throughout Ireland and on occasion to the UK.
  • Welding experience.
  • Mechanical experience.


The successful candidate must be flexible and willing to work away from home and extra hours when required to complete projects on time.

Working hours from 7.30am to 16:30pm - may vary depending on each project.

Rate of pay: €15.00 to €16.75 per hour.

This position is an IMMEDIATE start and pay will be negotiable depending on experience.


Meehan Drilling are renowned for investing in the teams’ development and growth. Should you prove to be hard working and a fast learner, there is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to be further trained as a Drilling Crew Supervisor.

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in this job!

To apply, email your cover letter and CV to jobs@meehandrilling.com

If you have any questions, feel free to call us on +353 (0)42 9372220 or +44 (0) 28 3025 2678

Why work with us?

Here are a few reasons why we think we are a great company to work for:

Why Work 1
Work-life Balance

We expect employees to have a great work ethic. This is generously rewarded and appreciated but we don’t expect people to overwork. We encourage leaving work on time and calls outside of working hours are only for emergencies. We promote a healthy work-life balance with ample annual leave and lucrative benefit packages, enabling staff to perform to the best of their ability.

Why Work 2
Training & Career Development

We have a comprehensive training and career development program for employees at all levels. We believe investing time and money in our people pays dividends in the long run & improves employee retention. We also participate in team building activities outside of the workplace, so people get to know each other outside of a work environment.

Why Work 3

Meehan Drilling is committed to creating business growth whilst ensuring that the impact on the environment is minimised. Working for us means you will be working with a company who takes their responsibility to protect natural resources very seriously.

Why Work 4

Would you like to be part of a diverse company who strives to create a work environment that encourages new ideas, innovations and growth? We provide a safe, fair and stimulating workplace and we encourage employees to make a meaningful contribution to the overall company performance. We are open to new ideas and suggestions on how to improve our business.