Company: Kakivik Asset Management
Skills: Engineering Technician, Field Service Tech
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, United States
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POSITION SUMMARY: The Drilling Technician is a part time position for the North Slope winter drilling season roughly from December to April. It is the single point of contact for all on-site environmental compliance, spill clean-up, and pollution prevention activities associated with drilling or construction operations at the assigned drilling location. This position has direct accountability to the drill rig representative of the Member Company to which it is assigned; general supervision is provided by ACS Area Specific Operations Supervisor. The position is on-call 24 hours a day while on assignment.



  • All activities conducted while on shift, on call, or attending training, shall be performed in a safe manner, in compliance with all guidelines, policies, procedures and protocols established by Alaska Clean Seas and the applicable owner company. This is a condition of employment.
  • Safety Accountability:

a) Report and address safety concerns/issues/incidents promptly

b) Recognize safe actions of others

c) Proactively take necessary actions to stop and/or correct unsafe behaviors or conditions.


d) Facilitate and/or participate in regular company safety meetings and task related "Tailgate Safety Meetings" which include task hazard recognition and identifying risk mitigation controls

e) Immediately reporting of all injuries, near misses, and property damage. Detailed  documentation of all incidents or safety violations is required as soon as possible.

f) Assist in the investigation of incidents as required

g) Maintain a safe workplace on all ACS premises and while providing services on behalf of ACS at any assigned location; be responsible for your safe performance on the job and protect the safety of others in the workplace


  • Maintain 100% personal "Compliance Readiness"
  • Understand permit requirements and their associated obligations to ensure compliance of all regulatory requirements.
  • Be familiar with the area Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan.
  • Monitor site activities assuring compliance with all permit requirements.
  • Provide on-site training, (Polar Bear & Environmental Excellence videos) and maintain documentation of attendees.
  • Coordinate Spill Response Team (SRT) and permit required drills as required.
  • Review camp/rig layout for conformance with prepared Polar Bear Interaction Plan.
  • Immediate reporting of all wildlife interaction events.
  • Monitor tundra travel activity reporting any tundra impacts.
  • Monitor on-site housekeeping to minimize demobilization clean-up requirements.
  • On-site Spill Leader on clean-up activities. Serve on SRT as first responder for spill clean-up.
  • Ensure adequate cleanup of all spills.
  • Maintenance of all on-site spill response equipment to include:


a. Visual inspection and startup of all equipment at the beginning of the job. Proficiency checks must be completed prior to operating all on site equipment.

b. Start all motorized equipment at the beginning of your shift.

c. Manage Drilling Conex inventory levels

d. Ensure constant 208 volt electrical power is available to Drilling conex so equipment can be maintained in a "response ready" state. .

  • Observe fueling and fuel transfer operations, ensuring "best management practices" are followed. Make audit rounds with Fueler.
  • Ensure stationary equipment, including vehicles, containing fluids are parked on impermeable surfaces such as "duck ponds" or other suitable containments
  • Ensure all tanks, drum storage, valves and lines are placed in lined containments designed to contain 110% of the capacity of the largest vessel in the containment area.
  • Monitor snow accumulation inside containment areas, keeping them free of snow and ice buildup.
  • Ensure correct marking and storage of all containers. Label all drums and tanks on-site with rig name and number as well as the project name.
  • Ensure pad and ice road are kept clean of drips, drops, spots, and debris. Keep all bull rail areas spotless.
  • Perform all required spill reporting through the rig representative and maintain spill unit log.
  • Monitor waste handling and segregation activities (e.g. potentially hazardous wastes vs. non­hazardous wastes).
  • Check Satellite Accumulation Areas and Recycle Accumulation Areas and Universal Accumulation Areas daily. Work with shop mechanics, motor man, pipe shed workers, tool pusher, etc. to help keep waste stored on-site to a minimum
  • Take an initial 'Grab Sample' of incinerator ash (if applicable) prior to start-up as a finger print.
  • Monitor temporary waste storage containment areas for containment integrity and proper levels (e.g. cuttings storage area).
  • Track all off site waste shipments. Document shipments and record volumes of what is shipped (e.g. annular injection on-site vs. shipment offsite).
  • Verify appropriate waste manifesting is accomplished for all off-site waste shipments
  • Coordinate off-site shipment of any hazardous waste generated with appropriate member company environmental representative
  • Ensure all dumpsters are properly labeled. Inspect dumpsters for volume levels and compliance. Line oily waste dumpster if required. Work with kitchen staff to keep food waste streams to a minimum and ensure all food wastes are placed in appropriate dumpsters or storage bins.
  • If qualified, provide accurate answers surrounding environmental and waste stream questions based on the following references: Redbook, Permit Book, North Slope Environmental Handbook and Member Company Environmental Representative.
  • Knowledge of Exploration on the ice
  • North Slope experience on the Conoco Phillips side is strongly preferred


High School Diploma or Equivalent


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Clearly read, write, speak and understand the English language
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Provide clear directions and feedback when required
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Understand and take direction from a variety of individuals
  • Self-directed in tasks, work with minimal supervision and provide effective leadership to work groups
  • Spill quality calculation
  • Ability to work 12 hour days or longer as required


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Intermediate computer skills with MS Office Suite
  • Active North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC) card
  • Valid Class D drivers license
  • Respirator Fit-tested (Full Face) - to be completed prior to employment


  • Current CPR/First Aid AED Certification
  • Current 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification

Special Requirements/Certifications


Physical Requirements

Unassisted physical requirements include those necessary to meet minimum standards of a qualified spill responder: Lifting up to 70#; pushing/pulling up to 100#; carrying up to 50#; shoveling up to 20#; also includes frequent walking, standing; occasional keyboarding, sitting, bending, twisting, squatting, reaching


  •  This is a North Slope assigned temporary position with normal working hours 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven (7) days per week with a normal rotation of 2 weeks on duty and 2 weeks off duty. The position is considered to be on-call 24 hours per day while on the North Slope or assigned temporarily to another project. Flexibility regarding hours of work is required as needed to meet demands of the job. Position may be recalled at any time during actual spills.
  • Position may be exposed to extremely hostile weather conditions at times while working outdoors.
  • Position subject to Drug & Alcohol testing and reporting regulations.
  • Position may be working with potentially hazardous materials and wastes.
  • Dress code is professional commensurate with North Slope practices where applicable.
  • ANSI standard safety footwear is required at all times while working. Safety footwear shall meet the requirements of ANSI Z41 "American National Standard for Personal Protection - Protective Footwear". Shoes with one-half inch heels are required for personnel whose job requires them to climb ladders.
  • Contractor must supply their own apparel and PPE that is maintained in presentable, clean condition. PPE and Arctic gear may be supplemented as needed by client.