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Driller - Texas Gulf Coast

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"Petroleum Drilling Done Right"​

Founded in 2016, WELL Drilling connects the world's petroleum resources with energy companies through effective technology, unequivocal contracts, and our safe simple approach. The company has a focused business model with revenue generation from drilling services and non-operating partnerships. Headquartered in Houston, WELL Drilling believes human capital is the foundation for success and growth. To learn more about WELL Drilling, please visit www.WELLdrillingcorp.com.

Job Description:

The Driller is responsible for the equipment and the safety of his crew-members during all operations. This position demands the supervision of the crews that perform different tasks on the derrick according to the regulations of WELL Drilling. The Driller will make sure that the work of the crew follows all company policies as well as enforcing rules regarding safety and PPE requirements. The Driller must constantly verify the equipment and record the data into a log.

  • Ensures safety and cost-effectiveness of all drilling operations
  • Ensures proper rig-up and rig-down procedures
  • Performs continual preventative maintenance and repair of drilling equipment
  • Directly reports preventative maintenance and repairs to the Rig Manager
  • Provides ongoing coordination of services and communication with clients, supervisor and fellow crewmembers
  • Trains and supervises the following: Derrick Hands, Floor Hands, Motor Hands, and Roustabouts
  • Maintains positive working-relations among the crew
  • Maintains knowledge of current operational guidelines
  • Ensures all drilling operations are conducted according to pre-developed plans

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Desire to outperform and outwork all competitors
  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a Driller for another drilling company
  • Ability to wear respiratory protective devices
  • Ability to successfully complete IADC’s Gateway™
  • Ability to successfully complete IADC’s RigPass®
  • Ability to complete the essential functions of Derrick Hand, Floor Hand and Motor Hand duties when needed
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the rig
  • Possess a strong knowledge of all equipment on a drilling rig (Especially chemical and drilling fluids)

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 Rig Manager
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