Floorhand - Permian Basin

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Position: Floorhand


The Floorhand is responsible for assisting in setting up and taking down of the drilling rig and equipment, handling, sorting and moving drill tools, pipe, cement and other materials in addition to maintaining a clean and organized work environment. This person will also be responsible for the manipulation of the sections of pipe or drill stem at the rig floor during drilling. It is the duty of the Floorhand to remove and replace the strings of pipe or drill stem and/or drill bit. The Floorhand may also need to drive a crew truck to transport materials and equipment..

  • Assists in assembly, disassembly and transportation of drilling machinery and service equipment.
  • Assists in loading and off-loading pipe and other items from the boat to the rig.
  • Performs general rig maintenance: Cleaning rig floor, chipping, and painting.
  • Performs general maintenance on draw works, rotary system, mud pumps, shale shakers, etc.
  • Manipulates sections of pipe or drill stem during the removal or replacement of pipe strings, drill stems or drill bits.
  • Assists in moving pipe from catwalk to the V-Door.
  • Assists in Tripping pipe (Using slips, tongs, elevators, spinning chain, etc.) and makes connections while running drill pipe, casing, or production tubing.
  • Monitors Shakers.
  • Mixes Sack chemicals.
  • Nipples BOP’s up and down.
  • Inspects safety equipment

Essential Functions:

  • Attention span to stay alert and attentive for up to 12 hour tour while performing sometimes repetitive and monotonous tasks
  • Able to works 7 or 14 days on and 7 or 14 days off, including holidays, weekends and or days and nights.
  • Able to receive verbal and written instructions
  • Must be able to stand and walk for a minimum of 4 hours at any one time, including standing and walking on steel decking as well as gravel, board roads and mud, snow and ice
  • Must be able to repetitively lift and carry items weighing upwards of 60 lbs up and down stairs, repetitively swing 20 lbs sledge hammers as well as torque on wrenches / open / close valves requiring upwards of 160 lbs of torque
  • Repetitively be able to lift / carry 100 lbs sacks, pull drill slips with another employee(200 + lbs), latch/unlatch tongs as well as rack back drill pipe continually throughout the 12 hour tour
  • Able to bend, stoop, kneel, twist, and crawl throughout the tour work shift while wearing Personal Protective Equipment at all times
  • Listen for unusual noises that signify equipment and machinery problems
  • Other duties as required by the Driller, Derrickhand or Rig Manager


  •  Ability to perform essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodations
  • •Ability to wear respiratory protective devices
  • •Ability to successfully completion of Floorhand Training
  •  Must have reliable transportation to and from the rig
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 7 months experience as a Floorhand for another drilling company


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