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Location Drilling - Permian Basin (TX/NM)  
Division US Drilling Services  
Travel 14/14 or 20/10  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position requires the coordination of the crews that perform different tasks on the oil rig according to the regulations of the oil company, making sure that the work of the crew follows all company policies as well as enforcing rules regarding safety and PPE requirements. The Driller operates the main controls on the drilling rig and is team leader for the crew on shift to ensure they follow Company Policy and Procedure. The Driller reports to the Rig Manager and communicates with the 3rd party services on the drill floor.



Lead crew meetings on Safe Work Procedures.

Supervise crew on shift during various activities, through progressing of well.

Follow company procedures for hiring, progressive discipline, and termination.

Runs, or assists in running special tools into the hole.

Constantly on the lookout for unsafe conditions or acts.

Report and investigate with the Rig Manager, all accidents on his/her shift.

Document daily activities and drilling progress in Tour Book.

Supervise crew during rig up/out operations. Assist trucking companies with equipment spotting.

Provide Rig Manager with information on parts required, maintaining rig supplies.

Provide on the job training to all rig personnel, in all aspects of operations.

Operate rig floors controls, draw-works, rotary equipment, and pump, and supervises assembly of the drill string.

Learn and adhere to all Company, Customer and Government Safety Policy, Procedures and Regulations.

Ensures that safety and support equipment is functioning properly,

Monitoring the progress of the drilling operation, and communicate with well-site supervisors.

Introduce procedures which may help the crew to work more effectively

Participate in the supervision of rig mobilization and de-mobilization (rig-up and tear-out).

Wages/Benefits Info


Medical/Dental/Vision/STD/LTD/Life/ADD Insurance available

Safe Harbor 401k participation available

Flexible Health and Dependent Care accounts available

Position Requirements
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • At least 2-3 years rig based drilling experience
  • Active Well Control certificate preferred
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as per the operation which may include any combination of the following:
    • Steel Toed boots, safety glasses, hard hat, work gloves, chemical apron and gloves, approved respiratory device, face shield, goggles, protective hearing devices, safety harness
  • Ability to perform work outside with prolonged exposure to the environment, both hot and cold, and may also involve prolonged exposure to wet or damp conditions (working in rain, snow, and sleet)
  • Ability to have reliable transportation and arrive on time to the assigned worksite
  • Ability to work 14 days on and 14 days off, or 20 days on and 10 days off, including holidays, weekends, and/or days and/or nights
Position Driller  
About the Organization AKITA Drilling is an onshore drilling rig service provider that works with leading operators around the world. We pride ourselves on building relationships with our clients and see every project as a partnership.

Our goal at AKITA Drilling is to hire people who want to establish or further their career in the drilling industry. We are in this industry for the long term, and we are looking to attract candidates who share our vision! Take a look at what career opportunities AKITA Drilling can offer you.


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