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|Employment Type:||Full-Time Employee|
|Minimum Education:||High School/Secondary|
|Work Authorization:||United States|
|Date Posted:||May 14, 2015|
JOB DESCRIPTION- OILPRO
The Swamper is the general utility position in our Trucking Department and is responsible for supporting our truck drivers and rig operators with the rig up, rig down, and movement of oil rigs and other materials from one field location to another. This position consists entirely of various manual labor functions and duties related to on- and off-loading materials, maintaining and moving equipment, and assisting in rig up and rig down at drilling locations. This is the entry-level position in our Trucking Department.
Key Relevant Tasks
- Secure drilling equipment and materials (e.g., drilling platform components, oil derrick, piping) and other objects on location (e.g. trailers, machinery) to trucks using chains, ropes, cables, and/or straps for movement around existing location or for transport to new drilling location
- Give and receive hand signals to truck driver to allow for safe and efficient movement around the drilling location as well as loading and unloading of equipment and materials
- Check equipment for problems and safety issues on an ongoing basis
- Assist with rig up and rig down procedures, which may include working on the drilling platform while wearing a safety harness (platform is approx. 30 feet off the ground)
- Use a variety of hand and power tools to perform a range of mechanically oriented functions (e.g. tightening straps, knocking out pins)
- Dig ditches, clean up spills and stand safety watch during operations
- Assist in cleaning and general upkeep of various worksites including the rig location
- Support other crew members as needed, ensure compliance with safety procedures, and other additional tasks as assigned
- Support the truck driver with any tasks on or outside of the truck
- Ride with truck drivers to a new location (if in close proximity)
- Attend and follow a brief safety and planning meeting at the beginning of each shift
Work shifts are typically 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (14 hours) with a limit of 70 hours per week. Extended shifts can include days, nights and occasional overtime as well as weekends and holidays. Swampers may occasionally be asked to stay overnight at a motel near to the drilling location.
This position will be exposed to a variety of weather conditions, including precipitation, cold / heat, dust, and high wind. The uneven terrain typically consists of gravel, dirt, mud, and sand. They will be exposed to the typical conditions of the local area where the trucking operations and drilling rigs are located. Rig locations are loud and busy, demanding constant awareness from the Swamper.
The position poses a low risk of bodily injury and can be physically tiring. The Swamper must work with an emphasis on safety for themselves and others including coworkers and third parties. Safety training is provided, and the Swamper must adhere to these guidelines. They also must be able to work closely with others as they will work together in the confined work areas and under time-sensitive deadlines.
- High school diploma, certificate, or equivalent.
- Able to speak and read English. Basic Math skills – counting, addition, subtraction.
- Must have reliable transportation to Patterson offices and to and from rig locations.
- Mechanical knowledge and aptitude.
- Prior experience working on oil rigs locations.
In order to apply for this position, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum Education: High School/Secondary
- Must be authorized to work in United States