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Drilling Superintendent 

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  • Manage drilling operations to minimize rig down time and rig operating expenditures.
  • Provides and supports rig managers regarding daily activities on the rig including safety, training, managing of Promptt, promoting internal personnel.
  • Ensures Rig Managers complete and submit all necessary documents including but not limited to Supply and Maintenance Requests, JSA, Stop cards and HR forms.
  • Responsible for the overall safety implementation for assigned rigs.
  • Performs bi-monthly rig inspections with Rig Managers, reports to Senior Drilling Superintendent the outcomes. Follows up to ensure findings are resolved.
  • Communicates with Maintenance insuring all scheduled maintenance is being performed, and unscheduled repairs are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Coordinates rig moves with rig, trucking, service, and third party personnel.
  • Reviews Rig Expense Reports to monitor and track operating costs by rig bi-weekly.
  • Keeps Senior Drilling Superintendent updated on the status and operation of assigned rigs.
  • Manage recruitment and performance of all drilling personnel.
  • Other tasks may be assigned as needed.


  • Ensure the efficiency and timely management of drilling operations to minimize rig down time and rig operating expenditures.
  • Maintain safety of all assigned rigs.


Position Requirements


  • Education and Training – High school education or equivalent is preferred. A valid Driver’s License is required.
  • Certificates: Must have a valid IADC WellSharp Supervisor certificate.
  • Basic Skills - Ability to read and interpret written instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in a one-on-one. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Experience – Previous physical labor experience required or as deemed sufficient by management. Prior knowledge of electrical systems is preferred.
  • Physical Demands - Regularly required to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Required to talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision. Regularly required to walk and climb stairs. Must be able to lift, move or carry up to 50 pounds. A large portion of the work will be off the ground so good balance and coordination is a must.
  • Working Conditions - This job is normally 10-12 hours a day 6 days a week including nights and weekends. Work is normally performed out-of-doors, where exposure to atmospheric conditions of extreme heat or cold is frequent.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Position Drilling Superintendent  
Division Permian Basin  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 11/21/2017  
Location Permian Basin  
About the Organization Orion is a full service drilling company with operations in South Texas, West Texas, and Appalachia. We are looking for safe, talented, and energetic employees who believe in providing quality workmanship. Just like our rigs, Orion has been hand built from the ground up, combining some of the industries' best minds, newest technologies, and proven safety procedures. Orion's first well was drilled in the fall of 2003. Since then we have grown our fleet of rigs to meet industry demands.

Safety, Equipment, and Personnel are all key factors in a successful drilling program. At Orion, we've invested in careful training, the best in new equipment, and exceptional managers and drillers. Our people and our ingenuity are the root of our success. We know there's more than one way to drill a well. It's not a flashy new process or some patent-pending product that makes our projects successful. It's simply our people and unique way of thinking that makes it all come together.


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