Job Description 


Requisition ID

: 150000D0)


 Nabors Alaska Drilling operates in the State of Alaska with some of the most versatile oil and gas exploration rigs with special design for Arctic operations.

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Title: Floorhand      
The job of the Floorhand is to safely and efficiently perform all manual labor tasks on the drilling floor and B.O.P. area.  The Floorhand works under the direction/supervision of the Driller, but reports directly to the Rig Manager.
Key Relevant Tasks:
  • Operating of the tongs and slips to connect and dis-connect drill pipe, tubulars, casing and drill bits or tools
  • Performing all maintenance of the equipment and physical space of the drill floor
  • Rig up and down procedures, nipple up and down and care of the B.O.P. system
  • Monitoring and operation of the shakers
  • Assisting the Derrickhand within the mud pit, mud pump and chemical sack rooms
  • Performing housekeeping activities on the drill floor including washing, chipping and painting
  • Assist the Motorman with offloading / back loading supplies, equipment, pipe, etc
  • When trained, relieve the Derrickhand in the derrick
Essential Functions:
  • Attention span to stay alert and attentive for up to 12 hour tour while performing sometimes repetitive and monotonous tasks
  • Able to works 7 or 14 days on and 7 or 14 days off, including holidays, weekends and or days and nights.
  • Able to receive verbal and written instructions
  • Must be able to stand and walk for a minimum of 4 hours at any one time, including standing and walking on steel decking as well as gravel, board roads and mud, snow and ice
  • Must be able to repetitively lift and carry items weighing upwards of 60 lbs up and down stairs, repetitively swing 20 lbs sledge hammers as well as torque on wrenches / open / close valves requiring upwards of 160 lbs of torque
  • Repetitively be able to lift / carry 100 lbs sacks, pull drill slips with another employee(200 + lbs), latch / unlatch tongs as well as rack back drill pipe continually throughout the 12 hour tour
  • Able to bend, stoop, kneel, twist, and crawl throughout the tour work shift while wearing Personal Protective Equipment at all times
  • Listen for unusual noises that signify equipment and machinery problems
  • Other duties as required by the Driller, Derrickhand or Rig Manager

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  1. I have experience in work over rigs and working floors I am also willing to travel I have 23 years of experience in the oil field industry .

  2. I have ten years experience in the oilfield. Floors and motors, and I’ve even done roustabout work. I have land and offshore experience.


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