The ALTANA Group develops and manufactures high-quality, innovative specialty chemical products. With us, you can help shape many important details of the world of the future. Our four divisions BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS, and ACTEGA have set worldwide standards in their markets. Our innovative products enable companies to develop technologies of the future today, technologies that make life easier, safer, and more comfortable. With sales of around 2.7 billion euros, we are one of the world‘s most innovative, fastest-growing, and most profitable chemical companies. We currently employ more than 6,700 people who have good ideas for the world of the future. Discover your decisive plus for your future. Bringing you many advantages.

BYK Additives & Instruments is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments. Around the world, the additives of BYK ensure that coatings and plastics obtain precisely the desired properties and the correct quality.

Driller's Helper

Your task structure

Job Summary: 

The driller’s helper assists the driller in laying out drill points, drilling boreholes, collecting samples, surveying borehole locations, and drilling rig maintenance. Drilling projects may be local to the Gonzales, TX area or may be in remote area such as Mohave County, Arizona, Inyo County, California, and Natrona County, Wyoming.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist driller in laying out drill points, drilling, and surveying
  • Assist driller with maintenance of drilling rig and vehicles
  • Operate and fill water truck
  • Enter driller’s log and borehole data into Mining Database

Your recipe for success


  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
  • Proficiency with basic mechanics
  • CDL driver’s license
  • Capable of performing physical labor including lifting 60 pounds
  • Able to travel and stay away from home for as long as three weeks without returning, six weeks total.

Your spectrum of advantages

In the ALTANA Group, you will work in a unique culture of innovation where the utmost importance is attached to promoting individual ideas and abilities as well as open, trusting interaction. 

We invite you to get to know us better and to become part of our team. Discover your career plus in specialty chemistry. Please send us your application, preferably via our jobmarket or to:

ALTANA AG and its subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job number: US00533

Legal entity: BYK USA Inc.

Location: Gonzales, TX

Area of operations: Produktion / Fertigung