Maintenance Engineer, Mechanical

Company: Precision Drilling Corporation

Location: Nisku, AB, Canada



Precision Drilling has an onsite opening for a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer, eager for fresh challenges and development toward potential future career growth as our business continues to innovate and grow.


Working for Precision Drilling means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a strategic player in Precision Drilling’s future. We are a large company with a family feel, where you will collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the organization.


Combined with a competitive remuneration package, you will enjoy the advantages of:


  • Medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, Pension match, long-term disability coverage, a free fitness membership steps away from our offices and product discount programs
  • A casual work environment where you can expect to enjoy a work-life balance that promotes personal health, well-being, and family life!
  • Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests
  • Precision offers competitive time off packages as applicable.


The Maintenance Engineer will participate in all maintenance activities associated with a Drilling Rig involving mechanical components, structural overhead, machinery, and pressure-related equipment using applied knowledge of regulatory requirements and engineering practices.



  • Oversee all Equipment and Maintenance Practices activities, including certifications and documentation
  • Work with a team of Professional Engineers, Technologists, Equipment Managers, and Operations personnel to complete Certification work in both Shop/Field environment
  • Schedule maintenance planning using Precision’s Equipment Maintenance Practices in line with the company’s (APEGA) PPMP.
  • Provide technical support to field operations on equipment specifications and periodic troubleshooting
  • Collaborate with other departments (e.g. Shop Floor, Purchasing, IT, HSE, Marketing, etc.) to ensure project success and that equipment is safe, efficient, and commissioned before use
  • Evaluate various new products to determine their efficiency and cost-effectiveness
  • Develop, review, evaluate, and recommend upgrades to existing equipment and practices
  • Managing the collection and storage of rig-specific technical information
  • Conduct final inspections with a team approach to commissioning oversight and final sign-offs
  • Responsible for maintenance audits, communication, training, and participation in industry committees
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with local, national, and international standards and legislation
  • Participate in field visits and inspections is a requirement
  • Various other duties and special projects as required


Knowledge & Skills

Proficiency with AutoCAD, AutoCAD Inventor, and the Microsoft Office suite of products

Effective communication skills, both written and verbal

Highly motivated and a self-starter who is capable of multi-tasking and able to work with minimal supervision

Ability to create and review technical documentation, including bulletins, project plans, and schedules

Class 5 Drivers License with a clean record and the ability to travel

Strong work ethic and positive team attitude



Graduate engineer from an APEGA-accredited educational institution specializing in mechanical engineering

Must be registered at the time of employment as a Professional member of APEGA



4+ years of related experience is required

Experience with three-dimensional design software would be considered an asset

Field experience working on oil and gas drilling and/or servicing equipment would be considered an asset