Company: Nabors Drilling International Gulf FZE
Skills: Field Service Tech
Other Skills: Prefers candidate with experience in Canrig Topdrive with strong mechanical abilities in electrical/electronic or strong electrical abilities in mechanic and hydraulic
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Rotational Salaried Employee
Salary: Competitive
Location: United Arab Emirates
No location/work authorization restrictions found.


The Top drive Field Technician position is a Regional role that maybe assign to different areas of operations such as Oman, Saudi, Russia, Algeria, Kuwait and Far East areas.

Installs top drive unit and associated equipment at customer's domestic and international locations and instructs and monitors customer's rig crew in proper set up, operation and removal of same to ensure safe and efficient use of equipment in onshore and offshore drilling.



• Loads equipment from transport containers at customer location and prepares same to rig up the top drive unit in the derrick.

• Climbs derrick to install the Torque Track system, ensuring appropriate torque is applied to all nuts and bolts.

• Uses hoisting system to pick up Top Drive system and installs the control panel and mud hoses (some hoses have hammer unions which must be tightened in place with a 10-15 pound hammer).

• Installs driller's control panel and runs cables to power unit and top drive unit; hooks up fuel and air lines and power cables from drilling rig to power unit.

• Performs pre-established tests to ensure proper function of the top drive unit and makes any necessary adjustments.

• Instructs and monitors drillers and drilling crews in the safe operation of the top drive equipment.

• Performs routine maintenance on the power and top drive units, changing oils and filters, tightening bolts, changing parts, and repairing whatever is necessary to maintain unit's proper function.

• Upon completion of the well, reverses above procedures and rigs down hoses and control cables, top drive unit, torque track and driller's panel.

• Cleans all equipment and loads into storage container for transportation to next site.

Minimum Qualifications / SKILLS

  • • Preference will be given to those with Canrig Topdrive related equipment experience.
  • • Electrical / Mechanical oilfield background required
  • • Technical training in the electrical hydraulic field would be an asset
  • • High School diploma
  • • EIT/MIT Technical Certification preferred

Preferred Qualifications

• Ability to read, comprehend and write in English.

• Ability to effectively present technical information, to colleagues, customers and vendors.

• Preferably 3 years "drilling rig experience"

• This position requires a team player that is comfortable operating in remote locations

• Experience will include experience operating and repairing electrical and/or hydraulic equipment


  • • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instruction furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


• Ability to work effectively in a team environment

• Use due diligence and reasonable judgement in carrying out responsibilities of the position

• Possess a strong mechanical aptitude and problem solving abilities

• Attentive in completing paperwork in an accurate and timely manner

• Understand and comply with all Policies and Standards, including, but not limited to: Quality and HSES, Legal and Compliance, Finance, Human Resources,


Physical Requirements / Working Conditions

• Ability to read an interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

• Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

• Read and interpret hydraulic and electrical schematics

• Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

• Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.

• Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry

• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.

• Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



• Typically works in a moderately noisy or office environment.

• Exposure to the elements, including working outdoors and in a non-climate controlled building

Today, Nabors owns and operates the world’s largest land-based drilling rig fleet and is a leading provider of offshore platform workover and drilling rigs in the United States and numerous international markets. With operations in 28 countries, Nabors also provides directional drilling services, performance tools and innovative technologies throughout many of the most significant oil and gas markets. Leveraging our advanced drilling automation capabilities, Nabors’ highly skilled workforce continues to set new standards for operational excellence and transform our industry.

As of April 16, 2018, Nabors’ assets include:

  • 407 land drilling rigs
  • 31 offshore platform rigs