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Derrick hand

TETRA Applied Technologies
Updated: Apr 9 2012
Desired Expertise: Derrickman, Workover or Completion
Experience: 1+ years
Minimum Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Houma, LA, US
Job Status: Closed - No longer accepting applications
Work Authorization: North America
Job Description:
Responsible for a range of duties above the derrick floor including, but not limited to , handling of the drill stem and tubing used in drilling operations or extraction during plugging or workover operations, conditioning of drilling fluids, maintaining and monitoring well fluids, circulation piping and transfer equipment or machinery.
Duties include the following:
-Guides drill stem, being mechanically lowered or raised by which line, into or out of the bore hole.
-Works in the derrick while tripping pipe.
-Responsible for properly racking and securing pipe in derrick fingers while pulling pipe out of the hole.
-Responsible for moving and latching pipe in elevators while going into the hole and stabilizing pipe while connections are made on the rig floor.
-Maintains drilling fluid properties as directed by the driller.
-Monitors fluid pot or tank levels for losses or gains, checks fluid returns through mud conditioning equipment, and advises driller or changes.
-Inspects cutting on mud shaker and advises Driller as to changes and/or problems.
-Changes out shaker screens as directed.
-Maintains inventory of mud additives and chemicals and advises driller daily.
Changes swabs, liners and pots and inspects mud pumps for damage, and repairs or reports need for repair to driller.
-Assists the motorman, mechanic or electrician in performing repairs, making modifications, or changing out equipment. Assists driller and crew when nippling up/down BOP equipment.
-Performs maintenance and service on all equipment above rig floor level, including but not limited to : mud pumps, piping, tanks, valves, agitators, crown, sheaves, block and drill line, hoisting or counterweight equipment, climbing assist line and related equipment, monkey board, stabbing board and fingers, mud line, hoses, fittings, shackles and cables.
-Maintains accurate mud logs, inventory logs, safety inspection records, pump repair logs, equipment inspection records, and pants inventory lists.
-Maintains certification as a Crane Operator, and operates the crane as assigned.
-Assists the driller in supervising employees assigned to work above the derrick floor, and performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the driller or tool pusher.
-Must have a thorough knowledge of and adhere to safety requirements associated with the job duties, as well as for general operations.
-Supports and participates in the organization's Continual Improvement Program to conform to ISO 9001 requirements by complying with Quality Policies and Procedures and meeting Quality Objectives.
-Performs other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, a Derrick Hand must satisfactorily demonstrate the following:
-Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions, and procedure manuals.
-Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,
common fractions, and decimals.
-Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where
only limited standardization exists.
-Ability to interpret variety of instructions furnished in written,
oral, diagram, or schedule form.

The following physical demands are representative of those that an employee must meet to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Derrick Hands must be able to:
-Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach overhead with hands and arms;
climb or balance; and talk or hear.
-Frequently stand and climb derrick heights up to 100 feet; and walk on steel decks and uneven
surfaces in areas with vibration and noise.
-Employee will lift up to 50 lbs. without assistance and up to 100 lbs. with assistance.
-See close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
-Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions of this job.

The following work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of Derrick Hand:
-This job is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and
hazardous or caustic chemicals, petroleum products, outside weather conditions ranging from
below freezing to over 100 degrees F, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
-This job is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and confined spaces.
-This job is usually in a loud environment.
-Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions of this job.

This Position Is Closed to New Applicants

This position is no longer open for new applications. Either the position has expired or was removed because it was filled. However, there are thousands of other great jobs to be found on Rigzone.

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