Drone Assistant

Field · Chehalis, Washington
Department Field
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $15-$19/hr.

McCallum Rock Drilling (MRD) is a rock drilling and blasting contractor based out of Chehalis, WA, that has been in business since 1988. MRD operates in commercial quarries, surface mines, timberlands and construction sites throughout the Western US. 


MRD is seeking a full-time Drone Assistant that will be based out of our Chehalis, WA office. The Drone Assistant will be spending most of his or her time on the road visiting numerous surface mines throughout the Pacific Northwest. The main responsibility of a Drone Assistant consists of boretraking and flying a drone to develop a 3D model that will be used for drilling and blasting purposes. The ideal candidate must have a clean driving record, can pass a pre-employment drug test, clean background, and must be willing to travel 95% of the time. 


Minimum responsibilities include: 


  • Complies with all MRD safety policies and procedures
  • Boretraking for borehole deviation in rock pits and surface mines
  • Expected to operate a drone safely and efficiently 
  • Ability to create and develop 3D models using different software 
  • Expected to collect content while in the field for social media purposes 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with field personnel and management 
  • Ability to work early mornings and long days 
  • Willingness to work in all weather conditions 
  • Expected to produce results with little to no supervision 


Minimum skills and qualifications include: 


  • Valid Driver's License 
  • Reliable transportation to the home base 
  • Clean driving record (no more than 3 violations within last 3 years)
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug test 
  • Clean background 
  • Ability to travel 95% of the time 
  • Must be a self starter 
  • Great attention to detail 
  • Self-motivated, desire to learn, and ability to adapt 
  • Basic computer skills 


Benefits include: 


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage 
  • 401k Option
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program 
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • 40-55+ hours per week
  • Hourly Rate: $15-$19

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  • Location
    Chehalis, Washington
  • Department
    Field
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    $15-$19/hr.