Company: Precision Drilling
Skills: Floorhand / Roughneck
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Nisku, Alberta, Canada

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: Canada

Are you looking to begin your career as a Floorhand, a Roughneck on an oil and gas drilling rig? Do you enjoy a fast-paced, team-oriented environment? If so, look no further than Precision Drilling! We are looking for High Performance candidates with grit and drive to join the Precision Family. The entry level position at Precision is a Floorhand (Roughneck). As a Floorhand, you'll be on the front lines ensuring we deliver High Value solutions to our customers.


As well, we are always looking for experienced candidates. If you have experience as a Motorhand, Derrickhand, Driller or Rig Manager, please also complete this application and upload your work history and certifications.



For more than 65 years, Precision Drilling has delivered High Performance, High Value to our customers in the oil and gas industry. Our rigs and our employees are known as the best of the best, in terms of safety, technology and service to our customers.



The Floorhand is responsible for safely and efficiently performing a variety of physically demanding tasks on and around the drilling rig, supporting equipment, structures, and rig systems. Responsibilities of the Floorhand include:

  • Ensure the Rig is kept clean and tidy; housekeeping activities on and about the rig including cleaning, washing, chipping, painting, and garbage disposal
  • Always keep all stairs free of ice and debris, whenever possible
  • Keep the doghouse and tool house clean and organized with equipment out of the way and properly organized
  • Operate manual tongs and slips to connect and disconnect various tubulars
  • Perform repairs and preventative maintenance of the drilling equipment and other components of the rig while adhering to Precision maintenance standards
  • Identify any possible problems on and around the rig and assist crew members with repairs
  • Keep the Rig Manager well informed of any issues and repairs done on site
  • Assist the Rig Crew with their daily duties on the rig
  • Complete training programs as required
  • Actively participate in safety meetings, adhering to all applicable Policy and Procedures
  • Actively participate in Observation program, and step in and correct at risk acts
  • Assist with moving the rig, this includes rigging up and rigging down/out
  • Assist with tripping, nipple in and out, and preforming preventative maintenance
  • Follow policies, understand Key Beliefs, Target Zero Rules, and Core Values
  • Actively aware of all safety hazards and ensure correct safety precautions are taken
  • Wear appropriate PPE wherever applicable
  • Act as an extra set of hands for the rig with various other duties
  • Keep crew truck clean and inspected before use
  • Drive in safe manner



  • Previous outdoor labour experience
  • A valid driver's license as well as transportation to and from rig site
  • Must be self-motivated and possess a strong work ethic
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to follow instructions and take direction
  • Willingness to read and understand Precision's Key Beliefs, Target Zero Rules & Stop Work Authority
  • Ability to carry up to 75lbs throughout a shift of work


STARTING WAGE: $38.00-$52.00 per hour + Waived waiting period for single/family extended health and dental benefits