Rig Electrician Foreman - Odessa, Texas

Company: Precision Drilling

Location: Odessa, Texas



Reporting to the Manager, Electrical Systems, the Electrical Foreman is responsible for supervising field technicians and overseeing the daily operations of the electrical team.



  • Oversee the complete wiring of the rig electrical installations and follow-through to start-up and commissioning of the rigs electrical systems
  • Supervision of the electrical drives and controls installation and commissioning of a multi rig build project
  • Provide training, advice, guidance, and leadership to solve problems with electrical systems on operating rigs; travel to rig as needed
  • Assist with design of future AC drilling rig drive and electrical systems
  • Create electrical schematics using AutoCAD as well as correct and produce "Red Lines"
  • Perform various power calculations (short circuit studies, arc flash analysis, cable sizing…)
  • Develop accurate materials lists, and assist with product procurement and purchasing of electrical material
  • Guide the electrical team during rig construction
  • Ensure all of Precision's wiring preferences are met and maintained


Knowledge & Skills

The ideal candidate will have superior attention to detail, ability to multi-task, willingness to take ownership of projects and job tasks that arise, and will have safe work practices.

Good communication skills are essential.

Must be able to work well with others while under minimal supervision.



Candidate must hold a valid Texas State Master's License.

Minimum of 5 years experience with the electrical components of rig construction as a foreman or manager is required.

Familiar with the assembly of drilling rig drive houses

Experience with Electric Motor Controls, VFD interconnects

Full Knowledge of Power Generation, Distribution and Generator Control Systems

Experience with Microsoft Windows and Associated Office Applications (MS Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, Auto Cad)

Working knowledge of the pertaining API electrical practices relating to land based drilling rigs



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

Employee Incentive Plan

3 Weeks Annual Vacation

2 Weeks Annual PTO

Nearest Major Market: Midland
Nearest Secondary Market: Midland