Top Drive Technician - Houston, TX

Company: Precision Drilling

Location: Houston, TX (14/14 rotation)



The Top Drive Technician is responsible for performing regularly scheduled inspections while minimizing unnecessary costs and maximizing safety and efficiency of the Top Drive system. Other responsibilities include:



  • Rigging up and removing top drives in a safe and organized manner.
  • Troubleshooting electrical, mechanic, and hydraulic problems.
  • Maintaining the spare parts inventory and ensuring spares meet safe operating standards.
  • Responding to downtime in a professional manner.
  • Minimizing downtime through preventive maintenance.
  • Stocking necessary parts for scheduled maintenance.
  • Addressing concerns and providing viable solutions and alternatives.
  • Proposing recommendations on maintenance systems management.
  • Training rig personnel on proper operation and maintenance.
  • Both field work and working at the Houston Technical Support Centre.
  • Upholding Precision’s safety standards at all times.


Knowledge & Skills

Hydraulic experience and computer knowledge required.

High level of comfort working at heights up to 140 feet.

Valid Driver’s License is required

Demonstrated mechanical and electronic aptitude.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Ability to multi-task, find solutions and establish priorities.

Exhibit initiative, responsibility and flexibility.

Strong management, delegation, planning and leadership skills, problem solve and work independently.



Previous oilfield drilling experience is required.

Experience working with Top drives is required.



401(k) matching up to 5%

Group Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)

Health Savings Account (Employer Contributions)

Life Insurance, AD&D & Disability

Telemedicine Services

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Share Purchase Plan

Nearest Major Market: Houston