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Derrickhand with Class 1 Licence

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Job Order #: 5801437

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Wage/Salary Info:
$38 per hour
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Employment Terms:
Full Time
1-2 Years
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How to Apply?:
Qualified individuals with all necessary tickets should submit a resume to

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Contact Name:
Rick Verhoeven

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The primary duties of the Derrickhand is maintaining proper drilling fluid characteristics, the rate of fluid circulation, mud handling equipment, and the preventative maintenance program. Additionally the Derrickhand is responsible for the work done above the rig floor. The Derrickhand must be able to identify and avoid potential problems and is responsible for the operations of the pump truck, moving the rig, setting up and tearing down the rig, as well as assists in training junior crew members.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

With instruction from the Driller and Manager, condition the drilling fluid and maintains mud pumps
Ensure preventative maintenance is performed on all equipment
Perform inspections for proper working condition as required, for the following (but not limited to): crown block, shale shaker, mud agitators, degasser, mud mixing, all low-pressure valves in mud system, all hoses and connectors, trash pumps, etc.
Check inventory and critical spares as required
Check and inspect the derrick as required, lights, wires, booms, climbing device, derrick ladder, structure, etc.
Assist in moving the rig, rigging up and rigging out
Assist the Driller and become more familiar with the work of the Driller
Assist and train Motorhands, Floorhands and Leasehands as required
Assist all other crew members as required, such as the Driller with cleaning and painting, etc.
Perform all other duties as instructed by the Driller and/or Rig Manager

Qualifications and Abilities:
*Must have current class 1 licence*
Must have previous Floorhand, Motorhand and/or Derrickhand work experience on a drilling rig, with preference given to Pre-Set Drilling Rigs.
Must have a strong mechanical aptitude
Able to work in a fast-paced and physically demanding environment, in all weather conditions, day and night shifts.
Must hold all regulatory safety certificates as required


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Reading text
 - Numeracy
 - Writing
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Computer use
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Certificate
 - Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certificate
 - Standard First Aid Certificate
 - Rig Work Fall Protection
 - Hydrogen Sulphide Awareness (H2S) Certificate
 - General Oilfield Driver Improvement
Additional Skills
 - Write daily basic progress reports
 - Train and supervise floorhands, assistants and helpers
Oil and Gas Well Drilling Worker Specific Skills
 - Record mud flows and volumes and take samples
 - Operate and maintain drilling mud systems and pumps
 - Operate and maintain drilling rig diesel motors, transmissions and other mechanical equipment
 - Assist in setting up, taking down and transporting drilling and service rigs
 - Align and manipulate sections of pipe or drill stem from a platform on the rig derrick
Work Setting
 - Drilling and well service contractor
Oil and Gas Well Services Operator Specific Skills
 - Read gauges to interpret conditions and adjust pumping procedure
 - Operate hydraulic pumping systems
 - Mix chemicals and cements
 - Drive well services truck to well site


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