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Operate drilling rigs and supervise drill crews.
Essential Functions Operate all equipment at the Drillers console and on the rig floor in a safe manner and maintain a clean, organized, and hazard free condition on the drill floor and associated area. Supervise the assembly, disassembly, and storage of all blowout prevention equipment as required by the well plan and instructed by the Toolpusher or Tourpusher. Monitor the well condition at all times (i.e. depth, mud weight, weight on bit, possible deviation from course et cetera). Interpret and respond to downhole conditions. Review all available well planning documentation available on the rig. Perform drilling operations as instructed by the Toolpusher, Customer Representative, Tourpusher. Confirm reporting on drill fluid conditions by assigned personnel. Maintain accurate record of down hole tool dimensions and identification numbers. Inform Tooolpusher, Tourpusher, and customer Representative if a deviation from planned operation occurs. Keep accurate records of fluid displacement when tubular are run In/pulled out of hole. Complete the IADC daily drilling report at the end of each tour. Hold pre-job meeting with the drilling crew for all non-routine drilling operations. Secure the well during an emergency or well control situation assist in the well killing operations. Supervise the lubrication and maintenance of all drilling and associated equipment and ensure it is carried out in accordance to the Preventive maintenance System. Maintain equipment files, drilling logs and records perform all technical calculations required to carry out drilling operations. Assist in the planning, organization and supervision of rig, move operations.
Minimum Education and Skill Requirements High school diploma or equivalent. Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education. Valid Well Control and Drilling Technology certificates, and other Safety or Training Courses (regulatory and company required). Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the drilling unit assigned and basic computer skills. Ability to stand and operate a drilling rig for up to 12 hours with 30 minutes of meal Break for 14 consecutive days. Ability to ascent or descend up to 40 flights of 10 stairs in a 12 hour period.
Physical Requirements Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. Stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, and pulling are required frequently. Requires lifting and substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. The worker is subject to environmental conditions. The worker is subject to extreme heat which may include temperatures above 100° for periods of more than one hour.
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