Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC - Midland, TX

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The Motorhand is responsible for the generators, equipment, and systems that power the rig and drilling activities. Additional responsibilities include off-loading materials, maintaining equipment, and assisting in rig up and rig down. The Motorhand works closely with and oversees Floorhands on the rig floor, assists the Derrickhand as needed, and assists the Driller in day-to-day operations.

Detailed Description

Key relevant tasks performed by a Motorhand include the following:
  • Regularlyinspect, maintain, and repair generators, equipment, and SCR or VFD house
  • Responsiblefor hydraulic and electrical systems and equipment
  • Provideinstructions, train, and oversee Floorhands during drilling activities
  • Regularlycheck rig and equipment for any problems and safety issues on an ongoing basis
  • Useforklift to off-load and move materials
  • Incharge of all lock-out/tag-out of breakers
  • Keepa daily log of maintenance and repair activities
  • AssistDerrickhand with mixing chemicals and other mud maintenance as needed
  • Assistwith rig up / down procedures
  • Assistin cleaning and general upkeep of the rig and drilling floor
  • Support other crew members as needed, ensure compliance with safety procedures, and other additional tasks as assigned

Job Requirements

To qualify for a Motorhand position, an individual must be willing and able to safely perform the following activities:
  • Standor stand and walk for a minimum of 3.5 hours and up to 12 hours without being able to sit and while wearing steel-toed boots
  • Repetitivelyclimb steep stairs and be able to lift and carry 50 pounds independently up and down the stairs
  • Liftand carry 50 pounds independently while walking on uneven surfaces
  • Bend,stoop, kneel, twist, and crawl throughout the tour work shift
  • Liftand place slips weighing approximately 150 pounds with another person occasionally during the tour work shift
  • Independentlyuse heavy-duty handheld and long-handled tools
  • Clearvision to judge near and far distances to maintain awareness of, watch, and report ongoing work activities to coworkers and third parties
  • Listenfor unusual noises that signify equipment and machinery problems
  • Accuraterecall over short and long-term memory
  • Maintainspatial orientation and awareness to safely move around work environment with many moving objects
  • Stayalert and focused up to12.5 hours while performing repetitive and routine activities
  • Demonstrateclear communication skills and ability to promptly follow directions
  • Takeinitiative and work independently during downtime
  • WearPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all designated times Education Requirements and Knowledge

    The Motorhand job requires a high school diploma, certificate or equivalent. A Motorhand must be able to do the duties of a Floorhand as they will oversee, train, and work closely with Floorhands. Mechanical knowledge and aptitude is helpful, but not required as long as the individual is able to learn and perform tasks necessary to the upkeep of the generators and systems.

  • Certification:

Additional Details

This position requires the person to work outdoors for an entire tour work shift in all types of weather conditions, including precipitation, cold / heat, high wind, and turbulent conditions. They will be exposed to the typical conditions of the local area where the rig is located. The Motorhand must work with an emphasis on safety for themselves and others including coworkers and third parties. They must be able to work closely with others as they will work together in the confined area of the drilling rig and may choose to live together in crew quarters. They must be willing to work a hitch, which consists of 7 days on / 7 days off, or 14 days on / 14 days off, working 12.5 hour shifts that can include days or nights and as well as weekends and holidays.

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Amount of Travel

Constant Travel

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