Company: WTS Energy
Skills: Directional Driller
Experience: 4 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: $35 to $37 per hour
Location: Midland, Texas, United States

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.

Authorized to work in: US


Directional Driller

Location: Midland, TX

Salary: $35/HR to $37/HR

Rotation: 20X10

Per Diem - $35/Day + $.54/mile from Home to Midland

Candidates must be within 8 hours drive of Midland

Job Function / Purpose

  • Operate directional & directional tools for directional drilling operations
  • Proficiently understands of the components of directional drilling tools, and its functions
  • Operates proficiently directional drilling tools and continuously develops skills and knowledge to apply at more complex drilling conditions
  • Travel to client job sites and remain on site
  • Represent company in a positive and professional manner and communicate clearly with client representatives
  • Submit to and comply with all applicable company and client pre-employment screening and qualifications, including physicals and drug testing
  • Comply with all applicable company and client safety and training requirements and provide corresponding documentation, including Job site Awareness Forms
  • Comply with company Driving Policy
  • Executes proficiently all aspects of directional drilling preparations, including optimizing the bottom hole assembly (BHA) configurations, conducting visual inspections of tools and equipment, measuring inner /outer tool diameters, ensure proper strapping tools and troubleshooting, as required for operation
  • Executes proficiently all aspects of specific directional drilling preparations, including bit selection, understanding of pre-run systems testing and troubleshooting, surface equipment, programming logic, as required by operation
  • Competently performs calculations and projections for horizontal wells
  • Proficient to troubleshoot and resolve problems, including switching out bits, replacing MWD tools, accessing component wear and tear, motor weakness and any other failures
  • Proficient to troubleshoot and resolve problems real-time, including down hole drilling conditions, steering control issues, down hole programming issues, and any related failures
  • Proficiently executes tasks necessary for job completion, including laying down BHA and visually inspecting motor and equipment
  • Proficiently executes all tasks necessary for job completion specific to the drilling tools, including visual inspections, post run analysis, downloading memory data, acquiring drilling data, processing memory data, full surface evaluation of all systems, and reviewing any down hole control failures
  • Proficiently processes log data, incorporating obtained drilling data, and depicting data in a graphical presentation, with a complete understanding of the graphical presentation.
  • Test tools and install at client job site as directed by Directional Drillers
  • Remove and disassemble equipment and tools as directed by Directional Drillers
  • Maintain documentation for client jobs, including: preparing job tickets; daily drilling reports; daily well-guide run reports; end-of-well reports; well-guide EOWR with processed graphic depiction of runs; motor reports; shipping tickets; survey listings; all applicable company administrative paperwork and electronic documentation
  • Attend pre-job meetings as necessary

HSE Function

  • Comply with applicable safety standards and maintain a safe working environment

QA Function

  • Comply with applicable quality assurance standards

Required Qualifications

  • Strong written and oral English communication skills
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience on drilling rig floor with experience of knowing how to work safely in this environment
  • Mastery of all Directional Driller job duties
  • Valid drivers license
  • Clean motor vehicle record
  • Strong math skills
  • Ability to work non-office hours and weekends
  • Ability to be on call 24 hours per day 7 days a week
  • Ability to remain on job site for extended periods
  • Ability to record data and demonstrate good record-keeping skills
  • Ability to use basic hand tools
  • Ability to travel domestically & internationally
  • Software savvy with the ability to use Directional Drilling Software.
  • 4 years of experience as a directional driller
  • Must Have STRONG MOTOR SKILLS

Working Conditions

  • The job is performed at the client's outdoor job site and involves exposure to the elements, including extreme heat and cold and significant travel. The job requires exposure to safety hazards, such as exposure to heavy machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment, [and possible exposure to toxic chemicals]. The job requires routine physical exertion, including sitting, standing, walking, lifting up to 60 pounds, carrying, pushing, pulling, kneeling, squatting and a wide range of physical motion. The job requires operation of tools, machinery, equipment, computers and telephones. The job requires following written and oral instructions, attention to detail, ability to multitask, ability to work with others, ability to meet deadlines, compliance with safety protocols and regular attendance. The job requires attention to emergency and time sensitive tasks, which may include working irregular and prolonged hours. The job requires following established policies and procedures and meeting quality and safety standards. The job requires making decisions based on experience and knowledge without supervision, as well as supervising, directing and training others. The job requires responsibility for results.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $35.00 to $37.00 /hour