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Location Drilling-DJ Basin (Colorado)  
Division US Drilling Services  
Travel DJ Basin, North of Denver 14/14 or 20/10 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.  


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).

Wage is $39.50/hr

AKITA offers comprehensive benefits including Medical/Dental/Vision PPO plans, Short/Long Term Disability, Life Insurance/ADD, Flexible Spending Accounts and Safe Harbor 401k

Position Requirements

Qualified candidates require:
• A minimum of 1-2 years experience in the field as a Driller 
• IADC Rig Pass

Current Well Control Certification preferred 

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
• Second Line Well Control (BOP)

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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