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derrickhand - oil and gas drilling

Source: Job Bank


Estevan, SK, S4A1C8


$43.00 to $46.00 hourly (to be negotiated)

Additional Information

Work Site Environment

  • Outdoors
  • At heights
  • Dangerous
  • Noisy
  • Hot
  • Cold/refrigerated
  • Dusty

Work Setting

  • Drilling and well service contractor
  • Various locations
  • Willing to relocate
  • Relocation costs not covered by employer


  • Align and manipulate sections of pipe or drill stem from a platform on the rig derrick
  • Drive well services truck to well site
  • Train and supervise floorhands, assistants and helpers
  • Attach pumps and hoses to wellhead
  • Read gauges to interpret conditions and adjust pumping procedure
  • Assist in setting up, taking down and transporting drilling and service rigs

Certificates, Licences, Memberships, and Courses 

  • Standard First Aid Certificate
  • Hydrogen Sulphide Awareness (H2S) Certificate

Security and Safety

  • Driver's validity licence check
  • Drug test

Transportation/Travel Information

  • Valid driver's licence

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Physically demanding
  • Hand-eye co-ordination
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Reliability
  • Team player

Workplace information

  • On the road job

Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Health care plan

Long term benefits

  • Group insurance benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Registered retirement savings plan (RRSP)

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