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Rig Up Leadman 


Applies to all activities and guidelines for operations performed by the Rig Up Leadman. This position has supervisor responsibilities. The job primarily works on construction projects, hands on working position, supervises and mentors crewmen as needed. This job description shall be reviewed as needed.


  • Performs rig up activities for 10-12 hours per day, for 6 days a week. This includes the supervision of assembling of all rig components, pinning substructure, running hydraulic line and testing all engines and electronics for malfunctions all prior to the new build rig leaving the yard.
  • Establishes and maintains a positive safety cultural climate in all work practices, enabling personnel to slow down or stop tasks that are deemed to have excessive risks.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation (i.e. reports, logs, etc.) in accordance with company policy.
  • Installs top drive, drill line, mud pumps and tanks, agitators, hydraulic and diesel engines on new build rigs.
  • Installs all safety features including wire rope, high pressure blocks 0-5000 psi, stand pipes and manifolds.
  • Other tasks may be assigned as needed.
Position Requirements

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.

  • Education and Training – High school education or equivalent or as deemed sufficient by Management. A valid Driver License is required. .
  • 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. Mechanical inclination is required.
  • Experience – At least 1 year experience in construction or as deemed sufficient by management.
  • Physical Demands – Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision.
  • Working Conditions – While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Rig Up Leadman  
Division South Texas  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 5/4/2018  
Location Corporate Office  
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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