Assistant Driller
at Parker Drilling

Date Posted: 5/14/2017

Job Description

Position Summary

This position is responsible for assisting the Driller in supporting the Company’s drilling projects by safely and efficiently supervising the crew on the rig.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

• With direction from the Driller, will safely direct rig crews in drilling and other activities, such as setting up rigs and completing or servicing wells.
• Train new crew members on standard operating procedures to include, but not limited to, proper care and maintenance of the rig and drill string, including lubrication of equipment and housekeeping.
• Connect sections of drill pipe, using hand tools and powered wrenches and tongs.
• Repair or replace defective parts of machinery, such as rotary drill rigs, water trucks, air compressors, and pumps, using hand tools.
• Maintain and adjust machinery in order to ensure proper performance.
• Observe pressure gauge and move throttles and levers in order to control the speed of rotary tables, and to regulate pressure of tools at bottoms of boreholes.
• Maintain records of footage drilled, location and nature of strata penetrated, materials and tools used, services rendered and time required.
• Bolt together pump and engine parts, and connect tanks and flow lines.
• Start and examine operation of slush pumps in order to ensure circulation and consistency of drilling fluid or mud in well.
• Remove core samples during drilling in order to determine the nature of the strata being drilled.
• Line drilled holes with pipes, and install all necessary hardware, in order to prepare new wells.
• Position and prepare truck-mounted derricks at drilling areas that are specified on field maps.
• Cap wells with packers, or turn valves, in order to regulate outflow of oil from wells.
• As needed, will assist Driller in compiling various reports, such as: drilling report, preventive maintenance/equipment report, safety report, etc.
• Maintain safety standards and procedures and keep work area in safe working conditions.
• Abide by Company policies and procedures.
• Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Job Requirements

Position Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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.

     • A High School diploma is required.
     • Must have valid driver’s license.
     • Must have current Well Control certification and any other certifications as required by client.
     • Should have at least 2 years of work experience as a Driller.
     • Some work experience in supervising drilling crews is preferred.
     • Must have knowledge of mechanical systems and be skilled at working with hand and power tools and operating work vehicles such as forklift, trencher, crane, etc.
     • Must have good verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with staff, management, customers and vendors.  Being multi-lingual is preferred.
     • Must possess sound reasoning skills and have the ability to follow directions.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Erbil, IQ
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 5/14/2017

About Us

At Parker Drilling, we provide advanced drilling solutions to the energy industry. Our technical innovation allows us to provide worldwide drilling services, rental tools, and project management including rig design, construction, and operations management.

As an industry leader, we employ some of the most skilled people in the energy and drilling industry. Our dedicated and innovative associates are the reason we’ve set numerous world records for deep and extended-reach drilling and have been recognized as an industry leader in safety performance.

We are always looking for talented professionals to join our dynamic team! We have a variety of opportunities available in different fields from Engineering to Management to Human Resources, Accounting, IT, Aviation, Supply Chain, Legal Affairs, and many others. Whether you’re an experienced professional or just launching your career, Parker Drilling can help you achieve your career goals.

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