Job Title: Derrickhand
- Derrick Hands must use a harness and platform-climbing device to get to the proper position on the derrick when the drill string (lengths of pipe) or casing pipe is being raised from or lowered into the hole. Individuals who do not feel comfortable working in high places do not usually move into the position of Derrick Hand. However those wishing to advance to the Driller position must have a good understanding of the Derrick Hand’s duties.
- When rig is making a trip (running drill pipe in and out of the hole), he works off of the monkey board. There, while coming out of the hole, he unlatches the elevators from the pipe and racks the pipe sequentially in the fingers after it has been set on the pipe-racking floor by the Floor hand. While running in the hole, he pulls the proper stand of pipe from the fingers and, when the elevator comes to his position latches it around the stand. Whenever a Derrick Hand goes up to the monkey board the blocks stay at the rig floor until the Derrick hand comes to the end of the driving board and signals to the Driller that his fall arrest system is hooked up. Under direction of the Driller, he conditions the drilling fluid and maintains the mud pumps and mud handling and treating equipment.
- Performing all his duties in a safe manner
- Handling all miscellaneous duties above the derrick floor, lubrication of the hoisting equipment, stringing of lines, and minor repairs to the hoisting equipment and derrick.
- Assisting the Driller in the maintenance of the drilling rig and other equipment
- Become familiar with the work of the Drill as time permits
- Inspecting and reporting to the Driller that condition of the derrick and derrick fall arrest equipment
- The morning and evening tour Derrick hand must note and report changes in the condition of the derrick or hazards that have developed during their tours
- Ensure anyone climbing the derrick uses a full body harness and fall protection above 3 meters
- Derrick hand should never be out of racking fingers when traveling block and hook are passing. Pipe left standing in the derrick should be securely tied.
- Derrick Hand will change shifts on the rig floor, not on the monkey board
- Business Ethics – Fully understands Ensign’s ethics policy and its application in all business dealings including contractual agreements and contract negotiations
- Occupational Health and Safety – Fully understands the Ensign Health and Safety policy and self-responsibility for his/her own health and safety at work. Responsible to avoid adversely affecting the health and safety of others through any act or omission.
- Responsible for the correct use protective clothing and equipment as provided by Ensign and for guarding against misuse or damage to such equipment.
- Responsible for reporting any hazardous situations arising in the workplace that cannot be self corrected, or injury incurred during the course of work, no matter how minor.
- Responsible for avoiding injury resulting from manual handling tasks associated with his/her employment, by use of risk assessment, correct mechanical handling equipment and correct manual handling techniques
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS
- WHMIS 2015
- H2S Alive
- Standard First Aid
- Fall Protection / Rig Rescue
- Special Oilwell Boilers
- Loader Operator Training
- EnCAAP training
- Certificates depending on the type of well & location