Rig Electrician

Company: Precision Drilling 

Location: Appalachia Division (Pennsylvania)

Work Schedule:  Local/Rotational 14 days on 14 days off


The Drilling Rig Electrician is responsible for installing and maintaining electrical wiring and equipment as it relates to land-based drilling rigs. Responsibilities include:  



  • Installing and maintaining silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) unit, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) equipment and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) systems; 
  • Maintaining an inventory of electrical spare equipment, housed at the rigs or in the shop; 
  • Testing circuit connections using electrical test equipment; 
  • Installing and repairing lighting systems when required; 
  • Repairing electrical equipment such as panel lighting, circuit breakers, junction boxes, voltage regulators and reverse current relays; 
  • Participating in ongoing training and company safety programs for new equipment and technologies as it becomes necessary including days off training; 
  • Coordinating with Electrical Foreman on the repair and refurbishment of equipment;  
  • Planning and proposing both a maintenance required and routine repairs budget; 
  • Working closely with electrical contractors to ensure the best needs of the company are being met; 
  • Working very closely with rig crews to ensure proper training and to ensure that electronic safety systems are not bypassed; 
  • Ability to work on 24-hour notice in response to mechanical breakdowns.; and, 
  • Various other duties as required. (Duties and responsibilities may be added or changed at any time at the discretion of your manager, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.) 


Knowledge & Skills  

  • Knowledge and working experience with Amphion Control Systems required; 
  • NOV & Canrig Top Drive Experience is required; 
  • Knowledge of local electrical codes and standards pertaining to non-hazardous and hazardous areas;  
  • Basic comprehensive mechanical knowledge on hydraulics, diesel engines, motor pumps and top drives; 
  • Must be able to read and write English, in order to prepare daily reports. 
  • Good communication, mathematical and computer skills. 


Education & Experience 

  • At least 5 years of electrical experience with VFD rigs or SCR training certificate. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of electrical operation of drilling rigs. 
  • Must hold valid driver's license. 



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: Williamsport