Manages and directs rig operations during assigned shift to ensure maximum drilling efficiency and performance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Ensures the safe and efficient operation of the drilling rig and full compliance with all mandatory company, client, state, and federal rules and regulations.
Guarantees well control requirements are in place according to operational requirements; assists in supervising well killing operations in an emergency situation.
Attends pre-spud meetings and takes note of all well related hazards and ensures they are managed appropriately.
Initiates changes to the pre-agreed program when and as required, to protect personnel, environment, equipment and the well.
Leads the well control team at the drilling rig in conjunction with the senior personnel, including the acting Drilling Superintendent.
Confirms completion of all preventative maintenance activities and projects in a safe, timely, and efficient manner.
Supervises equipment preparation for impending drilling operations.
Ensures the Driller and Drilling Superintendent of each tour are provided Standing Instructions relevant to planned operations.
Maintains and ensures adequate rig supplies and spares.
Directs rig down/rig up activity.
Manages two subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of eight employees in the Drilling Rigs department. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Also directly supervises 10 non-supervisory employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Blowout Prevention (BOP) certificate
Other Skills and Abilities
Effective leadership skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Ability and willingness to work a hitch of 7 days on and 7 days off, working 12.5 hour shifts that can include days or nights as well as weekends and holidays.
Must be able to read technical and policy documents in English at a level that allows clear understanding of all safety and operational requirements of equipment and procedures and be able to verbalize those requirements and procedures to all assigned personnel.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; risk of radiation and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.