Rig Electrician - Williamsport

Precision Drilling

Location: Williamsport, PA


Role Duties & Responsibilities

The Drilling Rig Electrician is responsible for installing and maintaining electrical wiring and equipment as it relates to land-based drilling rigs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • 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;
  • Adhere to all company policies, including Key Beliefs, Core Values and Target Zero Rules;
  • Maintain a safe and organized work area throughout all tasks and upon completion of tasks;
  • Maintain detailed and accurate documentation such as inspections, test results, repair work notes, parts sheets, expense reports and timesheets on a daily basis; and
  • Be available to provide 24-hour support in response to mechanical breakdowns, if necessary


Experience & Education

  • 5-10 years of experience diagnosing, repairing, and overhauling drilling equipment.
  • High School Diploma or proof of completion of formal education or relevant craft certificate.
  • and troubleshooting knowledge of hydraulic systems.


Skills & Compentencies 

  • Reading equipment schematics with a good understanding of symbols.
  • Work independently under limited supervision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer literacy
  • Basic SAP abilities, specifically: notifications and maintenance compliance report.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, especially: Excel, Word and Outlook.



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

Nearest Major Market: Williamsport