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Job Details

Operations - TX - Tyler, TX
Full Time
High School
$25.78 Hourly
Road Warrior
General Labor

The job of the Floorhand is to safely and efficiently perform all manual labor tasks on the drilling floor and B.O.P. area.  The Floorhand works under the direction/supervision of the Driller, but reports directly to the Rig Manager.

Key Relevant Tasks:

  • Operating of the tongs and slips to connect and disconnect drill pipe, tubulars, casing and drill bits or tools
  • Performing all maintenance of the equipment and physical space of the drill floor
  • Rig up and down procedures, nipple up and down and care of the B.O.P. system
  • Monitoring and operation of the shakers
  • Assisting the Derrickhand within the mud pit, mud pump and chemical sack rooms
  • Performing housekeeping activities on the drill floor including washing, chipping and painting
  • Assist the Motorman with offloading/backloading supplies, equipment, pipe, etc.
  • When trained, relieve the Derrickhand in the derrick


Essential Functions:

  • Attention span to stay alert and attentive for up to 12-hour tour while sometimes performing repetitive and monotonous tasks
  • Able to work 14 days on and 14 days off, including holidays, weekends, or days and nights.
  • Able to receive verbal and written instructions
  • Must be able to stand and walk for a minimum of 4 hours at any one time, including standing and walking on steel decking as well as gravel, board roads and mud, snow and ice
  • Must be able to repetitively lift and carry items weighing upwards of 60 lbs. up and down stairs, repetitively swing 20 lbs. sledge hammers as well as torque on wrenches and open/close valves requiring upwards of 160 lbs. of torque
  • Repetitively be able to lift/carry 100 lb. sacks, pull drill slips with another employee (200 +lbs.), latch/unlatch tongs as well as rack back drill pipe continually throughout the 12-hour tour
  • Able to bend, stoop, kneel, twist, and crawl throughout the tour work shift while wearing Personal Protective Equipment at all times
  • Listen for unusual noises that signify equipment and machinery problems
  • Other duties as required by the Driller, Derrickhand or Rig Manager



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Ability to wear respiratory protective devices
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the rig

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 7 months of experience as a Floorhand
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