Floor Hand / Motor Hand (Former Employee) – Springtown, TX – February 11, 2016
Typical day consisted of making connections, tripping pipe, general cleaning, or rigging down. Learned that it doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down but to make sure you get up after every fall. Hardest part of the job is having something break that is out of your control and not being able to do anything about it. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that when you get off you'll be able to go home to see your family.
motorman/derrick hand (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – February 3, 2016
some of the best people you could work with but dont get the advancement they deserve. no real lunch break so on some days your working 12hrs in south texas heat with no food. but thats part of the job i suppose. all in all if you like to work and you love the hustle this is the place to be ...
Derrick Hand / Motor Hand (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – January 26, 2016
Trinidad cares about the people it hires, and took care of them the best they could. Wonderful company to work for. Staff was knowledgeable and always willing to help. Innovative in the drilling industry with state of the art rigs.
Typical Monday morning up at 5.am get morning reports filled out sent to office by 5:30 am. Go out have quick walk around rig, talk with night crew about their night, any issues over safety or equipment. 6am doghouse safety meeting with both crews company man and third party hands on location. Discuss whats going on at that time with hand over notes and problems safety issues and are goals for the day as a team. Go with company man and discuss with him about any issues or concerns he has with the crews or rig and what he feels needs to be done to run an efficent drilling rig and crews. Go back to the rig work with day crew on what needs to be done and how safety is first priority in anything we do.Do close inspection of the rig and all equipment . Talk with driller and see if he or the crew has any issues that need to be addressed and taken care. Go down and do company paper work and inspections before morning conference call with office and the other rig managers. Listen in and respond when needed offer advice and help if needed. Watch over all operations of the rig and crews till crew change at 6 pm. Have crew change hand over and safety meeting with crews and company man and al l third party personal. Then talk with night crew on what is expected and needs to be done. Go around the rig and inspect everything again before having supper.Finish all paperwork thats needs to be done for the day and get started on the next days . Go out have a walk around the rig talk with driller and crews and company man . go for my dayly walk and relax for a few minutes. Retire aboutmore... midnight unless there is problems or issues that need to fixed and get ready for another day inless
working with people as a team to get the results we all want
sometimes long hours but usually can catch a nap when need to.
Rig Manager (Former Employee) – Shreveport, LA – July 30, 2015
Worked there for 9 years and laid off because of oil prices. Loved working for Trinidad. They also paid full insurance after 5 years employed. gave a nice incentive bonus at end of year and also a rig ranking bonus. I rate this company 5 Stars
After 5 years paid full medical insurance
gave good bonus at end of year for rig manager and drillers
Floorhand (Former Employee) – TX – February 17, 2015
14/14 rotation I learned that safety does matter. My co-workers were great as we worked as a team to accomplish our goal. The hardest part of the job is the weather too cold or too hot. I enjoyed the days off with my family.