Derrickhand – Oil and Gas Drilling

Job Position

Derrickhand – Oil and Gas Drilling



Job Category

Oil & Gas


  • Aligning and stacking sections of drill pipe or stem from a platform on the rig derrick.
  • Analyzing situations and altering the pumping method by reading gauges.
  • Keeping a record of the mudflows and volumes.
  • Conducting derrick inspections while working at height.
  • Performing housekeeping tasks such as cleaning, tidying, etc on the rig and maintaining the equipment.
  • Measuring mud density by carrying out viscosity tests. 
  • Assisting with putting up, taking down, and transporting rig and service equipment from place to place.

Pay Range

$35 – $40 per hour

Core Competencies Required

Must be physically fit to handle heavy loads up to 50lbs, Phenomenal hand-to-eye coordination and manual dexterity, Able to work in extreme weather situations, such as hot/cold, storm, rain, etc, Must be able to work for long periods of time (12-hour shift).

License Required


License Details

  • A valid driver’s license
  • H2S Alive License
  • Standard First Aid/CPR License