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  • Post ID: 451942168
  • Posted Date: Jul 13, 2022
  • Closing Date: Jul 13, 2023
  • Company: Ensign Drilling
  • Category: Mining, Electricity & Energy
  • Business Location:Township 191 1 Tree Rd, Brooks AB T1R1B9
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Job Details

  • Experience: 7 months - 1 year
  • Opening Positions: 1
  • Remuneration: $43.50
  • Commencement Date: July 13, 2022
  • Education: High school graduation certificate
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Job Description

Ensign Energy Services Inc. is an industry leader in the drilling of deep, complex, challenging wells. Our horizontal and directional drilling teams are among the world’s most skilled and experienced, and they are fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology. We’re a team of innovators with expertise in deep, complex and challenging wells. Committed to consistency, we work hard to ensure that every aspect of the pre-planning process is aligned to ensure downtime is minimize and production is maximized.

We are currently looking for experienced Derrickhands to support our business in the areas of Grande Prairie, Spirit River, Fox Creek, Hinton, Edson, AB and Dawson Creek, BC.

These are 12 hours rotational shifts (20 days on/10 days off or 14 days on / 7 day off work schedules).

Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Derrick Hands must use a harness and platform-climbing device to get to the proper position on the derrick when the drill string (lengths of pipe) or casing pipe is being raised from or lowered into the hole. Individuals who do not feel comfortable working in high places do not usually move into the position of Derrick Hand. However those wishing to advance to the Driller position must have a good understanding of the Derrick Hand’s duties.
  • When rig is making a trip (running drill pipe in and out of the hole), he works off of the monkey board. There, while coming out of the hole, he unlatches the elevators from the pipe and racks the pipe sequentially in the fingers after it has been set on the pipe-racking floor by the Floor hand. While running in the hole, he pulls the proper stand of pipe from the fingers and, when the elevator comes to his position latches it around the stand. Whenever a Derrick Hand goes up to the monkey board the blocks stay at the rig floor until the Derrick hand comes to the end of the driving board and signals to the Driller that his fall arrest system is hooked up. Under direction of the Driller, he conditions the drilling fluid and maintains the mud pumps and mud handling and treating equipment.
  • Performing all his duties in a safe manner
  • Handling all miscellaneous duties above the derrick floor, lubrication of the hoisting equipment, stringing of lines, and minor repairs to the hoisting equipment and derrick.
  • Assisting the Driller in the maintenance of the drilling rig and other equipment
  • Become familiar with the work of the Drill as time permits
  • Inspecting and reporting to the Driller that condition of the derrick and derrick fall arrest equipment
  • The morning and evening tour Derrick hand must note and report changes in the condition of the derrick or hazards that have developed during their tours
  • Ensure anyone climbing the derrick uses a full body harness and fall protection above 3 meters
  • Derrick hand should never be out of racking fingers when traveling block and hook are passing. Pipe left standing in the derrick should be securely tied.
  • Derrick Hand will change shifts on the rig floor, not on the monkey board.
  • Be prepared to work on a rotating shift schedule that operates twenty-four hours a day.
  • Be well-coordinated
  • 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.


Required Certification:

  • Internal Training – Global HR & HSE online inductions, WHMIS 2015 etc.
  • All other required certification will be paid for by Ensign

Other Accountabilities

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

Retention Bonus – Up to $1,000

Immediate Dental and Health Benefits

Company: Ensign Drilling