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Department: Drilling

Supervisor: Tool Pusher

Status: Hourly/Non-exempt

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Must have the knowledge to safely operate a rig as well as the ability to hire, train and manage a crew.

  • Essential Functions
    • Supervision, Leadership, and Communication – Supervise and train crew members.  Direct drilling crews performing such activities as assembling and connecting pipe, applying weights to drill pipes, and drilling around lodged obstacles.  Confer with other personnel in order to gather information regarding pipe and tool sizes, and borehole conditions in wells.  Provide information to supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates.
    • Perform General Physical Activities – Perform physical activities that require considerable use of the arms and legs and moving the entire body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
    • Install pressure-control devices onto well heads.
    • Operate brake handles applying up to 70# of pressure.
    • Thread cables through pulleys in derricks and connect hydraulic lines, using hand tools.
    • Start pumps that circulate water, oil or other fluids through wells, in order to remove sand and other materials obstructing the free flow of oil.
    • Close and seal wells no longer in use.
    • Operate controls that raise derricks and level rigs.
    • Perforate well casings or sidewalls of boreholes with explosive charges.
    • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings – Monitor and review information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
    • Make Decisions and Solve Problems – Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
    • Safety Training and Implementation – Perform duties according to approved processes and utilize required safety equipment and protection.  Complete job specific required safety training and responsible for the training of other employees.
  • Other Functions
    • Other tasks as assigned.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Mechanical – Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
    • Safety – Knowledge of applicable safety regulations, policies and procedures.
    • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
    • Equipment Maintenance and Repair – Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.  Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
    • Operation Monitoring and Control – Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.  Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
    • Troubleshooting – Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
    • Instruction – Teaching others how to properly complete a task or process.
    • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Self Control – Maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
    • Static Strength – The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects up to 100 pounds.
    • Dependability – The ability to be reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfill obligations.
    • Attention to Detail – The ability to be careful about details and to be thorough in completing tasks.
    • Cooperation – The ability to be pleasant with others on the job and display a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
    • Leadership – The ability and willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
    • Stress Tolerance – The ability to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Education

    Prefer High School Diploma or GED.

  • Work Experience

    Requires some previous work-related skill, knowledge or experience.  Prefer experience leading crews.