Oilfield Labourer – Derrick Hand

Job Position

Oilfield Labourer – Derrick Hand



Job Category

Oil & Gas


  • Aligning and stacking sections of the drill pipe
  • Practicing general housekeeping activities like cleaning, tidying, etc.
  • Keeping a record of the mudflows and volumes
  • Operating the mud pump and mixing mud, fluids, and chemicals into it
  • Carrying out viscosity tests by measuring mud density
  • Conducting derrick inspections while working at height
  • Supervising floor hands and laborers during rig up/out operation
  • Working on the hydraulic catwalks


One year of experience as a derrick hand, motor hand, lease hand, carpenter, general laborer, roofer, landscaper, heavy equipment operator, construction, pipefitting, drilling rig, etc. is usually required.


  • Must have completed secondary education
  • Completion of petroleum industry-approved training courses
  • H2S Alive Certification
  • Standard First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Common Safety Orientation or (EGSO/PST/GELS)
  • Fall Protection for Rig Work Certification
  • Fall Rescue for Rig Work Certification
  • Confined Space Entry and Rescue Certification

Pay Range

$28.11 – $40.52 per hour

Core Competencies Required

Must be able to work for long periods of time (12-hour shift), Must be physically fit to lift heavy equipment, Ability to sustain expenses of accommodation and meals in non-camp situations, Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions like rain, heat/cold, and exposure to loud noises, Have the ability to work in a rapid-paced/repetitious environment

License Required


License Details

A valid driver license is required