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Rig Manager 

Location Drilling - Permian Basin (TX/NM)  
Division US Drilling Services  
Travel 14/14 rotation  
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.  

Rig managers are responsible foroverseeing the day-to-day operations of drilling rigs, well sites, and other industrial equipment. They ensure that all personnel are working safely and efficiently to complete their assigned tasks. Rig managers are also tasked with budgeting and managing relationships with vendors or suppliers.

Essential Duties Include:

Responding to the requests of the Operations Manager, and the Field Supervisor.

Managing all activities on location with the rig, crew and the equipment.

Assess crew-member competencies, and determine training needs.

Ensure all required documentation is maintained, including certifications and daily tour reports.

Execute approved training, and operational plans; directing drilling crews as required.

Communicating with the oil company representative (clients).

Ensure compliance to policies and programs for all individuals reporting to the drilling site.

Ensuring maintenance of the rig equipment is completed as company dictates.

Ensure good communication between the Engineering and personnel departments, in arranging off site training and recruiting, maintaining / upgrading rig and associated equipment.

Ensuring compliance with government, oil company, and rig company regulations, policies and practices.

Organizing the rig move and the moving/ spotting of the rig, and equipment on location.

Keeping all records up to date.

Manage maintenance and equipment upgrades within financial limitations as determined by Management. Maintaining all documentation on a daily and monthly basis.

Prepare and conduct site safety meetings.

Monitor and correct activities and / or behavior, to ensure compliance to environmental policy and procedures.

Prepare and submit daily reports to Operations

Position Requirements

Qualified candidates require:
• A minimum of 5 years experience in the field as a driller or higher position
• IADC Rig Pass/Safeland
• Valid Drivers License and able to meet company vehicle driving qualifications

Related certifications/tickets for this role:
• H2S and First Aid
• Fall Protection, Confined Space, and Loader Training
• Gas Monitoring, Boiler Ticket, Rig Rescue, and Fire Exit
• Supervisor Well Control



Position Rig Manager  
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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