Company: Parker Drilling
Skills: Operations Management, Machinist, Workshop
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Company Description

Founded in 1934, Parker Drilling provides advanced drilling solutions to the energy industry. We are a technically innovative company providing worldwide drilling services, rental tools and project management, including rig design, construction and operations management.

Job Description

This role involves to provide direction to the shop floor personnel, monitor the quality of work, ensure employees receive the proper training, and address maintenance issues. Position will oversee and assist with the daily Plant operations including process and procedure improvement activities.

Essential functions

  • Provide guidance and direction to the production floor personnel.
  • Accomplish staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, disciplining employees; and initiating, coordinating and enforcing systems, policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain training programs in conjunction with the Training Coordinator to ensure that all personnel have the necessary skills to perform their duties safely and productively
  • Coordinate daily production floor activities and delegate assignments to production personnel.
  • Communicate clear expectations to production personnel, keep them informed of matters pertaining to their job, and develop personnel growth opportunities.
  • Monitor employee work performance relative to expectations and maintain material/workflow through the facility.
  • Ensure material handlers supply the workstations with material quickly and efficiently.
  • Monitor and enforce safety policies.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment at all times by educating and directing personnel.
  • Ensure equipment and tools are in good working order and available for use when required.
  • Ensure all stations are producing product to the company's quality standards.
  • Continuously evaluate and modify the plant layout and material workflow for increased throughput and productivity.
  • Monitor and enforce work start, break, and stop times of the production floor personnel.
  • Monitor tidiness of the workstations and machines as well as the shipping and receiving yard.
  • Hold regular production meetings with the staff
  • Address conflicts of interest and provide solutions.
  • Issue Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well as tools as necessary.
  • Lead the production floor personnel and maintain a positive work atmosphere.
  • Assist other personnel as may be required for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.
  • Uphold all quality and safety standards applicable to the responsibilities above.
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor


  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Degree or Trade/Technical School Certification in Mechanical stream is preferred
  • Should have at least 10 years of specific work experience preferably in the Oil field service industry.
  • Must have good verbal communication skills and able to effectively communicate with staff, management, customers and vendors. Being multi-lingual is preferred.
  • Must possess adequate PC skills to include all MS Office products.
  • Must possess sound reasoning skills and have the ability to follow directions.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Strong knowledge of plant and manufacturing operations required.
  • Experience with CNC machines, welding, punching, bending and sawing highly preferred
  • Ability to read blueprints and parts lists and to apply the metric system.

Position competencies

  • People Management Provides team with a clear sense of direction and objectives; creates a stable and re-assuring work atmosphere; supports employment development through coaching, Highly integrated with strategic talent management processes including performance management, succession planning, talent development, and engagement/retention, etc. Get results through people.
  • Effective Communication Communicates in a clear, precise and structured way; speaks with authority and conviction; listens attentively and objectively.
  • Personal Accountability Demonstrates enthusiasm for and commitment to the position and accepts responsibility for personal actions. Takes pride in the job. Actively engages in professional self-development opportunities. Demonstrates professionalism and emotional intelligence across situations.
  • Flawless Execution Clearly defines priorities and objectives. Uses a systematic approach with commitment and determination to achieve high quality results. Capably leads the business day-to-day and evaluates the risks and rewards new opportunities present.

Physical demands and work environment

  • Ability to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
  • Ability to walk on uneven ground (gravel, rocks, mounds, ice)
  • Ability to ascend and descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, and/or ramps while carrying tools requiring a reasonable degree of physical stamina and agility and involving moderate to severe physical exertion
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions (Cold or Heat)
  • Ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, reason logically, and make sound decisions.
  • Use repetitive wrist, hand or finger movements at a computer.
  • Ability to work in noisy environments



Parker Drilling is a global drilling company providing drilling services, project management and rental tools to the energy industry.  Parker’s primary business segment is drilling services with 38 rigs in international locations and 19 rigs in the United States Gulf of Mexico.


The Company’s international rig fleet consists of barge rigs and related operations in the Caspian Sea, Nigeria and Mexico, as well as land rigs and related operations in a total of 15 countries.  Parker’s U.S. rig fleet operates in the transition zone of the Gulf of Mexico.


Founded in 1934, the Company moved it headquarters to Houston, Texas from Tulsa, Oklahoma in September 2001.  Customers include major, independent and national oil and gas companies.  Quail Tools has four U.S. locations where it is a leading provider of specialized rental equipment for drilling and workover operations. Office and yard locations include New Iberia, Louisiana; Victoria and Odessa, Texas; and Evanston, Wyoming.