Lewis Energy Group

  • Floorhand

    Location US-TX-Encinal
    Req No.
  • Overview

    Serves in entry-level capacity on drilling crew under immediate supervision of Driller and receiving direction from Derrickman and Motorman. Supports drilling rig set up, operation and dismantling. Racks and move tubulars and makes up and breaks out drill string in absence of automated equipment. Dopes threads and inspects drill string. Maintains tools and equipment and performs housekeeping around rig. Relieves Derrickman or Motorman, as assigned, to gain experience for promotion.


    • Assists in drilling rig erection (rig up) and dismantling (rig down). Inspects, places, assembles, pins, bolts and levels components to prepare rig for drilling operations. May install substructure, rig floor, derrick, handrails, guardrails, stairs, walkways, ladders, hoisting systems, rotating systems, power systems, circulating systems and auxiliary equipment using hand and power tools under direction of senior drilling crew members. Reverses process to dismantle rig for storage and portability after production casing is run and cemented.
    • May unload tubulars from trucks onto racks, secure with chocks or pins and move from rack and catwalk up ramp and through V-door to derrick, using catline, air hoist or hydraulic winch, in absence of automated pipe handling equipment.
    • Makes up (trips in or runs) and breaks out (trips out or pulls) drill string. Sets and removes slips. Maneuvers suspended tubulars using floor tugger when rig is not top drive-equipped, doping threads, stabbing into drill stem and unlatching pipe elevator while tripping in or latching pipe elevator and stacking in derrick while tripping out. Latches power tongs above and below tool joints in absence of top drive, operating controls to spin and torque tool joints, then releasing tongs. Dopes threads only when top drive is used, latching single backup tong to prevent rotation of drill string as connections are being made, subsequently releasing tong.
      Visually inspects drill string and reports washouts, excessive wear, joint or thread damage.
    • Maintains tool room inventory and performs minor maintenance on tools and equipment. Inspects tongs, greasing and replacing dies as needed. Checks and replaces snub lines, break out lines, chains, hanging lines and counterweight assembly as required.
    • Performs housekeeping around rig, keeping rig floor clean and clear of tools after each trip. Washes down blowout preventers and keeps shale shaker and de-sander clean when in use. Chips, scrapes and paints rig components and equipment as required.


    Minimum high school diploma or equivalent. 

    Minimum 2 years recent oilfield, heavy construction, mining, farming, ranching or military work experience requiring significant, sustained physical effort and mental alertness over full course of extended workdays in all weather conditions.       

    Other Requirements
    Ability to read and write.
    Capability to work and communicate effectively in team environment.
    Familiarity with function, safe use and basic maintenance of variety of machines and tools.
    Valid driver’s license.
    Physical Demands
    Regularly required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; taste or smell; and talk or hear.  Frequently required to lift or exert force up to 100 pounds. Requires close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment  
    Regularly exposed to wet or humid non-weather conditions; moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outdoor weather conditions; and vibration.  Noise level in work environment usually is loud.


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