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Snubbing Operator

System One
Updated: Feb 19 2013
Desired Expertise: Snubbing
Experience: 1+ years
Minimum Education: High School/Secondary
Salary: $25 an hr
Location: Zelienople, PA, US
Reference Code: job 78637
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Job Status: Closed - No longer accepting applications
Job Description:


Zelienople, Pa

Job Responsibilities -

  • Be able to hear and comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions communicated in English.
  • Arrive at work site on time and be prepared to work. Utilizing either a company truck or personal truck, provide transportation for the crew, if necessary, to and from work site.
  • A Snubbing Operator, in conjunction with the Snubbing Supervisor, has the discretionary authority to hire and terminate employees in order to ensure the safe and continuous operation of the rig.
  • Carries out instructions and assigned snubbing functions from the Snubbing Supervisor in the operation of the rig and ancillary equipment to ensure continuous production consistent with established standards.
  • Extensive knowledge of drilling an oil or gas well and must be capable of operating a rig in a safe manner within the limits of the rig's equipment.
  • He must also be able to schedule and supervise the activities of his crew and must ensure that the snubbing equipment is properly maintained and serviced.  He must be a positive role model and lead by example.

Required skilles:

  • Well Control Procedures and have required certification.
  • First Aid and have current First Aid and OPR cards.
  • Current Safety Training Program.
  • Understand BOP functions and parameters.
  • Capable of accurately completing all reports that pertain to his tour, crewmen, equipment, safety, etc.
  • A Snubbing Operator should be capable of performing the following jobs:

A.     Be able to run toolbars and tools in and out of the well.
B.     Be able to operate fluid pump & perform fluid/volume calculations.
C.     Must be proficient in accumulator & BOP operation/usage/maintenance/function.
D.   Be able to communicate with relief Operators any hazards or safety issues that may have developed during the shift that could impact safe operations.  
E.   Be able to conduct additional critical functions tests & weekly routine maintenance inspections.
F.    Be able and agreeable to paint and scrub the rig.
G.   Be able and agreeable to perform maintenance on the rig as instructed.
H.   Be able to work at different heights above ground level on rig equipment.

When the rig is operating, all crewmen must be able to work seven days a week, twelve to sixteen hours a day, including holidays. On occasion, he must be able to work an additional tour if the crew following is short handed. The work schedule changes from well to well, so individuals have to be able to work different shifts on different rigs in different areas.

Physical Job Requirements

(1)  Balancing-Maintaining equilibrium to prevent falling when moving, walking, standing, kneeling or crouching-particularly on narrow, uneven, irregular, wet or vibrating surfaces.
(2)  Climbing-Going up or down ladders, stairs, ramps, or other objects using hands, arms, feet and legs.
(3)  Crouching-Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine-working in a bent over position with back belt on.
(4)  Finger agility and dexterity-Feeling, picking, pinching, and other similar tasks which require finger motion.
(5)  Grasping-Gripping or applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm-holding an object in the hand.
(6)     Hearing-The ability to clearly and concisely perceive sounds-the ability to hear and understand detailed oral communications-the ability to hear subtle changes or discriminations in sound.
(7)     Kneeling-Bending legs at the knee-working on one or both knees.
(8)  Lifting-Raising or lowerinp objects in a vertical direction-particularly heavy or bulky objects.
(9)     Moving-Moving objects backward, forward, in or out in a horizontal direction- particularly heavy or bulky objects.
(10) Pulling-Exerting a steady backward, downward, upward or outward force against an object-jerking, wrenching, stretching, towing, dragging or tugging objects in a sustained motion.
(11) Pushing-Pressing against something with steady forward, downward, upward or outward force-shoving, punching compressing, squeezing, mashing, packing, pressing, jamming, compacting or squashing objects in a sustained motion.
(12) Reaching-Extending the hand(s) and/or arm(s) in any direction.
(13) Seeing-The ability to acrjr^.'y see objects and detect motion.
(14) Standing-Particularly for extended periods of time.
(15) Stooping-Bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist-using the lower extremities and back muscles.
(16) Talking-Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word-conveying detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
(17) Walking-Moving on foot, particularly on hard, unlevel or wet surfaces.

Physical Modifiers

Heavy work conditions-The job requires a frequent exertion of a heavy force-it is usually necessary to frequently carry heavy objects.

Repetitive motion conditions-Substantial movements (motions) of most body joints and parts.

Environmental Modifiers

The job involves exposure to cold working conditions-temperatures (including wind chill effects) below freezing for periods longer than 15 minutes.

The job involves exposure to hot working conditions-temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit for periods in excess of 15 minutes.

The job involves exposure to noise-workers must wear protective hearing equipment or frequently shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

The job involves frequent or continuous exposure to vibration.

The job involves exposure to pollutants which can adversely affect the skin and/or the respiratory system as gasses, smoke, odors, mists, fumes, dust chemicals, oils and solvents. Proper protective equipment must be worn when such exposures exist.

The job requires the use of protective equipment such as hard hats, respirators, aprons. gloves, special clothing, safety shoes, safety glasses, and back support belts. Safety harnesses are required when working at certain elevated levels.

The job requires exposure to hazardous working conditions including moving machinery, electricity and/or working in high places.

The job involves continued strenuous work which cannot be easily or economically interrupted for breaks except at regularly and scheduled intervals or at the completion of an assignment. (Tripping Pipe)


Working safely and wearing proper protective equipment are conditions of Employment





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