The Floor Hand, also called Roughneck, is normally the starting position on the drilling crew. The Floor Hand assists the other crewmembers in their duties, including maintenance and repair of rig equipment, and he/she is a general all-around worker on the rig. The normal workstation of a Floor Hand is the rig floor. There are usually two Floor Hands on a crew, although smaller rigs may have only one. Floor Hands must learn to use wrench-like tongs and be able to connect and disconnect pipe smoothly and efficiently. Floor Hands also assist in laying casing into a well after is has been drilled.
Be prepared to work on a rotating shift schedule that operates twenty-four hours a day.
Be able to work safely and quickly, and think ahead to the next procedure.
Be in good physical condition (strength and agility are necessary)
Enjoy working as a member of a team.
Understand that some operations involve work at remote locations involving camps.
Standard First Aid
Certificates depending on the type of well & location
Business Ethics – Understands fully Ensign’s ethics policy and its application in all business dealings including contractual agreements and contract negotiations
Business Policies - Understands and agrees to follow all of Ensign’s Policy and Directives and procedures as set forth in the Ensign Company Policy and Basic Directives Handbook for Employees
Certifications – Maintains technical and safety certifications required by company or government agencies; remains current on all OSHA, EUSD and other required training
Drug-free workplace - Conforms to a drug-free workplace, not be under the influence of mind-altering prescription or non-prescription drugs, including alcohol and other drugs of abuse.
Occupational Health and Safety – Understands fully the Ensign Health and Safety policy and self-responsibility for own health and safety at work; Demonstrates responsibility to avoid adversely affecting the health and safety of others through any act or omission
Uses the correct protective clothing and equipment as provided by Ensign and guards against misuse or damage to such equipment
Reports any hazardous situations arising in the workplace that cannot be self-corrected, or injury incurred during the course of work, no matter how minor
Avoids injury resulting from manual handling tasks, by use of risk assessment, correct mechanical handling equipment and correct manual handling techniques