Rig Equipment Mechanic - USA

Company: Precision Drilling Co. LP

Location: West Texas


Role Duties & Responsibilities

The Rig Equipment Technician is responsible for trouble shooting oilfield equipment. Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to: 


  • Promoting a Safe and Respectful Work Environment: Proactively promotes and maintains a healthy respect for open and transparent dialogue between all levels of personnel;
  • Carry out mechanical maintenance, and repair in a safe and prudent manner;
  • Troubleshoot and repair faulty mechanical equipment and tools.
  • Assist in maintaining and repairing equipment in other departments when needed.
  • Identify and respond to abnormal operating conditions and/or patterns of equipment.
  • Perform CAT III & IV equipment inspection as per Precision Drillings standards, and document findings / results for proper traceability.
  • Ensure that requirements concerning regulatory bodies are met in all cases of equipment repair and installation.
  • Comply with the Permit to Work and Isolation System.
  • Maintain service reports and advise supervisor on condition of equipment and spare parts requirements.
  • Assist in implementing outstanding recommendations from equipment audits, as issued by Clients, Regulatory Authorities or rig management.
  • Assist in ensuring that all third-party equipment is fit for purpose.
  • Inform supervisor and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig.
  • Ensure that service, maintenance and other operational reports are accurate and complete.
  • Report all incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to supervisor.
  • Maintain a safe and organized work area throughout all tasks and on completion of tasks.
  • Apply the Safe Operations Verification card to all jobs and ensure subordinate personnel are aware of their safety role as well as yours.
  • Recognize at risk behavior or conditions during tasks and call “Time out for safety” when unsure, or when the job does not go as planned.


Education & Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience diagnosing, repairing, and overhauling drilling equipment.
  • High School Diploma or proof of completion of formal education or relevant craft certificate.



  • Expert diagnosing and troubleshooting knowledge of hydraulic systems.
  • Reading equipment schematics with an excellent understanding of symbols.
  • Work independently, without supervision or assistance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer literacy
  • Proficiency with SAP, specifically: notifications, maintenance compliance report, and building work orders.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, especially: Excel, Word and Outlook.


Additional Requirments 

  • Must pass Physical, Drug Screen and Background Check
  • Must hold a valid driver license

Nearest Major Market: Midland
Nearest Secondary Market: Midland