Derrickhand for Drilling Rig, Oil and Gas


    Basic Energy Services

    Location: Williston, North Dakota, US, 58801

    Company: Basic Energy Services


    Derrickhand Position Overview: Responsible for all work above the working floor/platform on a well servicing or drilling rig.  This is a safety-sensitive position.

    Reports to: Field Supervisor-Rigs, Toolpusher, Operator

    Major duties:

    • Performs initial completions, remedial, or downhole maintenance operations from an elevated position (rod basket or tubing board)
    • Maintains and performs preventative maintenance and basic repairs to workover rigs and associated equipment; checks fluid, oil, water, hydraulic, and transmission levels; reports any maintenance issues to operator
    • Aligns and manipulates sections of pipe, or  the drill stem from a platform during the removal and replacement of pipe, the drill stem and drill bit
    • Assists in setting up, taking down and transporting rigs
    • Sets hydraulic jacks, handles pads/boards and assists in attaching guy wires to anchor
    • Operates and maintains drilling rig diesel motors, transmissions, pumps, and drilling mud systems; mixes mud, chemicals, cements and additives
    • Reads gauges to monitor pressure, density, rate and concentration and adjust pumping procedure as required
    • Records mud flows and volumes and take samples
    • Drives company vehicle as necessary over various types of road conditions and terrain including highways, rural roads including paved and gravel surfaces, and off road situations including two track roads
    • May be requested to work outside of normal work schedule to meet customer needs
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    Qualifications and Skills


    • High school diploma, GED or equivalent education
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to multi-task in fast paced environment
    • Works well with others
    • Basic problem solving and organization skills
    • Must have knowledge of oilfield operations
    • Must pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening as well as background check



    • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record


    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to lift heavy equipment up to 50 lbs.
    • Ability to access the work environment by use of a ladder at heights of 30 ft. or more
    • Long periods of standing, squatting, kneeling, reaching or similar activities may be necessary


    Typical working conditions and hazards:

    • Work is performed in all weather conditions
    • Able to perform duties with protective equipment, H2S respirator where required
    • Potential hazards include working near or with heavy tools and moving machinery
    • Potential exposure to loud noises, airborne toxins, solvents, flammable atmospheres and industrial chemicals



    • This is a safety sensitive position.  However, essential mental alertness requirements, which include the following, are required to be met as part of the essential job functions, and must be met by Basic Energy Services applicants and current employees. To be considered and eligible for hire, each and every applicant and employee must:
      1. Work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner
      2. Have, display & maintain the ability to perform tasks involving high levels of cognitive function and judgment
      3. Not be mentally or physically impaired from any cause, that can adversely affect an employee’s ability to safely and completely perform the duties of the position
      4. Have, display & maintain the ability to work in an unfatigued state
      5. Have, display & maintain the ability to accurately gauge lengths of time and distance
      6. Have, display & maintain the ability to quickly store and recall instructions in one’s short term memory
      7. Have, display & maintain the ability to concentrate
      8. Have, display & maintain the ability to cope with sudden changes in surrounding and/or emergency situations and/or alarms
      9. Have, display & maintain, demonstrated caring, committed and concerned attitude about safety


    If any applicant and/or employee is not able to meet these requirements immediately and indefinitely, said applicant and/or employee may not be eligible for employment, re-employment, or promotional opportunities, and may be subject to termination if it is determined that said applicant or employee is determined to be impaired, by following the Company’s reasonable suspicion training, and process.

    Reach your full potential.

    Basic offers interesting and challenging opportunities for dynamic individuals who want to be part of the exciting oilfield services industry. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value and individual contributions of every employee.

    • Highly competitive salaries
    • Benefits programs
    • Training
    • Performance-based financial rewards


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Environment

    Nearest Major Market: North Dakota

    Job Segment: Oil, Hydraulics, Oil Field, Oil Rig, Energy, Engineering

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