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Derrickhand - Oil And Gas Drilling Posted on Sep 13, 2017 by Global Well Servicing Ltd.

  • Location Drayton Valley, AB
  • Earnings $33.00 to $33.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 40 to 40 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 5 Vacancies
  • Closing Date Dec 31, 2017
Job Requirements


Global Well Servicing Ltd.




No degree, certificate or diploma

Oil and Gas Well Drilling Worker Specific Skills

  • Record mud flows and volumes and take samples
  • Operate and maintain drilling mud systems and pumps
  • Operate and maintain drilling rig diesel motors, transmissions and other mechanical equipment
  • Assist in setting up, taking down and transporting drilling and service rigs
  • Align and manipulate sections of pipe or drill stem from a platform on the rig derrick

Oil and Gas Well Services Operator Specific Skills

  • Read gauges to interpret conditions and adjust pumping procedure
  • Operate hydraulic pumping systems
  • Mix chemicals and cements
  • Drive well services truck to well site
  • Attach pumps and hoses to wellhead

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

  • Standard First Aid Certificate
  • Hydrogen Sulphide Awareness (H2S) Certificate
  • Air Brake (Z) Endorsement
  • Rig Worker Fall Protection


Experience an asset

Additional Skills

Train and supervise floorhands, assistants and helpers

Work Setting

Drilling and well service contractor

Security and Safety

  • Driver's validity licence check
  • Driving record check (abstract)
  • Drug test

Own Tools/Equipment

  • Safety equipment/gear
  • Steel-toed safety boots
  • Hard hat
  • Gloves

Work Site Environment

  • Dangerous
  • Outdoors
  • At heights
  • Wet/damp
  • Noisy
  • Odours
  • Dusty
  • Hot
  • Cold/refrigerated

Transportation/Travel Information

  • Willing to travel for extended periods
  • Valid driver's licence

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Physically demanding
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Hand-eye co-ordination
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling
  • Large workload

Ability to Supervise

1 to 2 people

Work Location Information

  • Rural area
  • Remote location
  • Various locations

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Accurate
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Judgement
  • Reliability

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

By Mail

6310-50 Ave.
Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A1R9

Advertised Until

Dec 31, 2017

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

NOC & Interest Codes
The Derrickhand - Oil And Gas Drilling is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Oil and Gas Well Drilling Workers
NOC code: 8412.1

Interest in controlling and maintaining drilling mud systems and pumps during drilling and mixing of mud chemicals and additives; and in operating and maintaining diesel motors, transmissions and other mechanical equipment


Interest in compiling information to record mud flows and volumes and to take samples; and in assisting in setting up, taking down and transporting rigs


Interest in speaking with floor hands and labourers to supervise their activities

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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