The Derrickman is responsible for safely and efficiently assisting the Driller with the raising and lowering of the casing, drill pipe and collars, and maintaining the proper functioning of the mud and chemical mixing area, mud pump area, and the mud pit and shaker area.
Assist drillers in making pipe connection
Climb derrick to trip pipe and perform maintenance and inspections
Supervise mixing off all drilling fluids
Maintain and track inventory
Properly maintain equipment
Efficiently delegate workload
Mentor floor hands
Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:
Operational and Safety knowledge
Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
Knowledge of Rig operations
Previous operation and safety experience as a floorman
High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent education preferred.
Work Conditions & Physical Demands:
Ability to perform work outside with prolonged exposure to the environment, both hot and cold. Operations could also involve prolonged exposure to wet or damp conditions i.e., working in rain, snow and sleet.
12-13 hours/day, 14 days on/ 14 days off rotation
Vigorous manual labor required
Ability to lift heavy equipment up to 80 pounds frequently
Long periods of standing, squatting, kneeling, reaching or similar activities may be necessary in tight spaces as well as elevated heights.