The Leasehand is the entry level position to the Canadian drilling industry. This position is applicable only to the Company’s Canadian division. The Leasehand works closely with the Rig Manager and the Driller to ensure the efficient operation of the rig site. The position requires a H2S certificate and a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
The Floorhand works the drill floor operating manual tongs and pulling slips when tripping drill pipe in and out of the hole. The Floorhand reports to the Motorhand and the Driller. The Floorhand assists in various jobs around the drilling rig (e.g. pressure washing, hauling mud products, etc.). The position requires a H2S certificate and workers are required to be fit and able to lift heavy loads.
The Motorhand ensures that all equipment is operating and functioning properly, performs repair work when capable and notifies the Rig Manager of major repair work required. This position also assists the Derrickhand and Driller on the drill floor while making trips. This position requires a H2S certificate and mechanical aptitude.
The Derrickhand is responsible for maintaining circulation equipment while drilling. During tripping operations the Derrickhand works above the rig floor at the monkey board. The Derrickhand would have worked their way up through the drilling rig positions, have a good knowledge all positions and will relieve the Driller once deemed competent.
Loader Operator - FieldDescription:
The Loader Operator is responsible for coordinating loading and unloading of freight, tubulars and equipment on a continuous basis.
The Assistant Driller will occasionally operate the main controls on the drilling rig and assists in managing the crew on shift to ensure they follow Company Policies and Procedures. The Assistant Driller reports to the Driller and Rig Manager and communicates with the 3rd party services contractors on the drill floor.
The Driller operates the main controls on the drilling rig and manages the crew on shift to ensure they follow Company Policies and Procedures. The Driller reports to the Rig Manager and communicates with the 3rd party services contractors on the drill floor.
This individual will have worked their way from the Floorhand position up through the ranks becoming familiar with equipment and company procedures. The Rig Manager will have a minimum of 1 year Relief Rig Manager (Driller/Relief) and two years of drilling experience. They must have requisite computer skills and have all the necessary training for the position. The Rig Manager possesses the ability to observe and train workers with different background and abilities.