Company: KCA Deutag
Skills: Toolpusher
Experience: 7 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: To define
Location: Algeria

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Company description:

With over 125 years of experience, KCA Deutag is one of the world's leading drilling and engineering contractors working onshore and offshore with a focus on safety, quality and operational performance. We operate approximately 100 drilling rigs in over 20 countries employing more than 8000 people in Africa, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, the Caspian Sea, South East Asia and The Americas.

Job description:

Who We Are Looking For

The Tool Pusher is responsible for the safe, economic and efficient operation of the rig in accordance with KCAD Rig Management System (BMS) and in a manner that meets or exceeds the Operator's expectations.


  • Personally responsible for own safety and conducting ones self to the standards of KCAD Policies and Procedures

  • Take personal responsibility for, and demonstrate leadership in, HSE. Play a leading role in safety meetings and the safety program

  • Provide leadership, guidance and coaching to direct reports, and manage their efforts so as to maximize their contribution to operational effectiveness and performance

  • Direct enactment of the Operator's drilling programs and manage KCAD resources being applied to the drilling activities at site so as to achieve safe, efficient and effective operations. Conduct, together with the Operator's representatives, timely reviews of the drilling or work-over program

  • Ensure that the rig is operated in accordance within the design parameters and in conformance with KCAD BMS. Be present at the rig floor or relevant area of the rig to direct all critical activities

  • Take responsibility for planned maintenance, certification, record-keeping and reporting

  • Maintain all required records and documentation at rig site and produce accurate and timely reports on all aspects of rig operations and personnel matters

  • Develop rig move plans and manage rig moves, taking personal responsibility for safely rigging-down & rigging-up of the drilling rig, camp and associated equipment

  • Establish a culture of continuous improvement in operations and demonstrate results in this regard. Work with the Operator's site personnel and other site contractors to develop improved practices which will positively impact on drilling performance

  • Ensure that drilling operations are conducted in accordance with policies and practices of KCAD, the Operator and relevant national authorities

  • Liaise with Operator's other contractors who are involved in operations so as to achieve cohesion in concurrent/simultaneous operations and cross-company teamwork & effectiveness

  • Take responsibility for all HR matters at rig site, including training and development of expatriate and national staff in the rig crews, particularly with regard to on the job training

  • Maintain the validity of personal certification and training together with that for the rig crews

  • Ensure that incident reports are filled out in detail and in a timely manner in the event of an incident, illness, near miss, equipment damage or environmental spill

  • Ensure understanding of, and compliance with, KCAD permit to work system

Key Skills & Experience

  • To work with the Operator's representatives and those of other contractors at site to optimize the use of resources, achieve cohesion of the inputs to drilling operations and to create a spirit of cross-company teamwork

  • To apply your experience directly in the event of non-routine activities on the rig and to assume control and manage the crews and resources in the event of an incipient or actual emergency or incident

  • To advise the Field Superintendent / Area Manager and Operator's representative of all issues which could merit their attention

  • To maintain, and enhance as appropriate, the rig and associated equipment to retain its asset value and marketability, and to continuously develop improvements to rig site practices so as to enhance safety and performance

What We Offer

  • Competitive Pay & Benefits package

  • Structured Training, Development & Career Progression

  • Global Opportunities (if this is relevant)

About KCA Deutag

KCA Deutag is currently the drilling contractor on 31 offshore platforms worldwide. The company also owns and operates a fleet of 77 land drilling rigs. Our six Core Values define 'the KCA Deutag way' and are underpinned by our Policies, Standards and Procedures. They help guide our business approach and culture and our people in working safely, effectively and ethically across our operations.