Mechanic - Roustabouts
at Parker Drilling Career Site

Date Posted: 9/1/2017

Job Description


Rig -Hibernia

Operating Unit - Canada

Electrical Type - SCR

Horsepower - 3000hp

Top Drive -  Varco BJ - TDS-6S

Type - Offshore       


The mechanic position preforms all tasks and duties of a mechanical discipline including but not limited to, installing and maintaining engines, hydraulic motors, pumps, compressors, and miscellaneous mechanical devices. The position is responsible for all mechanical drilling equipment pertaining to the drilling of the well, including circulating, rotating, hoisting or well control systems. The position is also responsible for uploading maintenance and repair data into a Maintenance Management System (MMS)


  • Provide visible leadership with a Total Ownership attitude. Owns safety standards.
  • Maintain and repair mechanical equipment and devices.
  • Repair or replace defective or worn parts.
  • Lubricate and service mechanical equipment as specified on lubrication schedule.
  • Preform inspections of mechanical equipment as required.
  • Preform preventative and corrective maintenance on mechanical equipment.
  • Adjust or regulate functional parts of machinery, devices, and control instruments.
  • Troubleshoot and analyze mechanical malfunctions and failures.
  • Read and analyze mechanical drawings, schematics and equipment manuals.
  • Create Job requests and work orders as required and enter into maintenance tracking system.
  • Ensure an adequate amount of spare parts are on hand at all times.
  • Perform additional duties, responsibilities, and special projects as may be directed. 

Job Requirements


  • Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws, regulations and company’s safety policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for safety of self and others in the vicinity to include, but not limited to, employees, vendors and guests
  • Must participate and promote the use of Stop Work Authority (SWA)
  • Must participate and promote behavioral based safety program (such as: STOP or COACH card programs).
  • Must actively participate in the various meetings held onsite/onboard (such as: induction meeting, pre-shift meeting, weekly safety meeting, risk assessment/pre-job meetings, etc.).
  • Must participate and promote dropped object prevention program, including red zone/exclusion zone management.
  • Does not take short cuts or unnecessary risks and actively work with others to ensure they take due care and do not put themselves or others at risk.


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 abilities expected for this position.

  • Knowledgeable and proficient in basic rigger’s role to ensure safe lifting operations are performed.
  • Knowledgeable of mechanical systems and be skilled at working with hand and power tools.
  • Must have proficient knowledge of diagnostic equipment.
  • Must have good PC skills to include MS Office products.
  • Can demonstrate knowledge and fundamentals of the following equipment:
    • Hoisting equipment
    • Pipe handling equipment
    • Rotating equipment
    • Circulating equipment
    • Hydraulic equipment
    • Diesel engine/air compressors
  • Must have good verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate in English with staff, management, customers and vendors.
  • Must adhere to and practice line of fire, zone of exclusion and safe zone operations.    
  • Education, experience, and certifications:
    • High School diploma is required.
    • Should have at least 5 years of work experience as a mechanic, oil and gas industry preferred.

PHYSICAL Demands for duty

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. The employee will be required to meet all standards required for safe operations, including but not limited to the standards set forth in the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Atlantic Canada Medical Assessment for Fitness to Work Offshore as well as any other standards set forth by regulatory bodies having jurisdiction over the operations.

Parker Drilling provides equal opportunity for all people and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic information, military service, veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If an applicant has a disability, the applicant may request accommodations when needed to enable that person to perform their essential job functions or to allow that person to participate in employment.


This position will be located offshore Newfoundland and Labrador on the Hibernia platform and is subject to extreme temperatures and environments.  Travel to and from the work location may require extended layovers in unfamiliar locations by helicopter or boat.  Potential for exposure to temperature changes, wetness, confined spaces, chemicals, grease and oil are possible. Employee must be able to work a minimum of 12 hours per day, 21 days on and 21 days off.

Job Snapshot

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