Patterson-UTI Drilling LLC Floorhand in Fruita, Colorado

DESCRIPTIONJob Title: FloorhandLocation: Fruita, CO, USDepartment DescriptionOur company, through its substantial fleet ofland-based drilling rigs, provides comprehensive drilling solutions to majorand independent oil and gas companies.Brief Description The Floorhand assists the Motorhand, Derrickhand, and Driller inday-to-day rig operations. Major responsibilities include general maintenanceand cleaning, checking the rig and equipment, and assisting in drillingactivities. The Floorhand is responsible for making drill pipe connections andtripping pipe in/out of the drilling hole. This is an entry-level job thatprovides initial introductory training and substantial on-the-job training.Detailed Description * Lift and place slips weighing approximately 150 pounds with anotherperson frequently during the tour work shift * Clean and general upkeep of the rig and drilling floor; includesregular painting, washing of equipment and related housekeeping duties * Use iron roughneck, slips, and tongs to properly handle and connect/ break sections of drill pipe * Assist in rig moves: help with rig-up / rig-down, nipple up anddown blowout preventers, assist with general assembly and maintenance andhelp prepare new location * Regularly check rig and equipment for any problems and safety issues onan ongoing basis * Assist with inspecting, slipping and cutting drilling line * Responsible for picking up and laying down tubulars, attaching ordetaching pick- up lines, and the hook up and tear out of flare and degasserlines * Assist Motorhand with preventative maintenance and repairs of equipmentand motors, pipe, and off-loading materials as well as checking /changing oil and coolant on engines * Assist Derrickhand with watching and maintaining shakers, mud pitsand pumps * Inspect safety equipment and PPE for wear and replacing as needed * Maintain spatial orientation and awareness to safely move around workenvironment with many moving objects * Take initiative and work independently during downtime * Wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all designatedtimes * Support other crew members by carrying supplies, ensuring compliancewith safety procedures and other additional tasks as assignedJob Requirements * Ability to stand and walk for a minimum of 3.5 hours and up to 12 hourswithout being able to sit and while wearing steel-toed boots * Must be comfortable working at heights (50 ft. or greater) forextended periods of time * Stay alert and focused up to 12.5 hours while performing repetitive androutine activities * Bend, stoop, kneel, twist, and crawl throughout the tour work shift * Prior experience or ability to use heavy-duty handheld and long-handledtools * Ability to safely lift and carry 50 pounds independently andrepetitively climb steep stairs * Demonstrate clear communication skills including ability to read,write and speak English as well as understand and promptly follow verbal andwritten instructions in English * Clear vision to judge near and far distances to maintain awarenessof, watch, and report ongoing work activities to coworkers and third parties * Able to have accurate recall over short and long-term memory * Able to work closely with others in the confined area of the drillingrig and may live together in crew quarters * Willing to work a hitch, which consists of 14 days on / 14 daysoff, working 12.5 hour shifts that can include days or nights and as well asweekends and holidays work with an emphasis on safety for themselves andothers including coworkers and third partiesMinimum Qualifications * One (1) year stable related work history (e.g. farming,ranching, construction, heavy equipment or other trade) or military servicePreferred Qualifications * 6 + months of experience working on a rig based position for drillingcontractor * High School Diploma or GED equivalentAdditional Details