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Rig Manager Job in Saint Clairsville, Ohio US

Rig Manager

Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC - Saint Clairsville, OH

Posted: 9/8/2022 - Expires: 12/7/2022

Job ID: 246830857


Job Description

Patterson-UTI Drilling

The New Standard for Drilling Performance

Drill safer, smarter and faster with Patterson-UTI Drilling's comprehensive fleet of pad-capable rigs featuring advanced walking systems to enhance your operations so you can reach your apex.

Brief Description:

The Rig Manager is responsible for every aspect of daily rig operations and supervises all employees working on the rig as well as drilling activities and rig equipment.  This includes compliance with Company policies, rules and regulations, ensuring that employees and onsite personnel are working safely, planning maintenance and minimizing rig down time.  The Rig Manager provides leadership, safety compliance and direction in resolving operational and personnel issues.  The Rig Manager is also responsible for planning and directing drilling operations, rig moves, as well as regular communication with Company personnel, third parties and Customer representatives.

The successful candidate will: set high standards of performance for themselves and others; be professional in written, verbal and personal actions in any situation; seek new knowledge and experiences; have an analytical mindset that can utilize factual data to develop creative and business-oriented solutions; be self- aware and adjust accordingly to different environments and audiences

This role performs under the direction of the Drilling Superintendent.

Detailed Description:

Provide leadership to ensure safety of all onsite personnel with goal of working incident-free

Supervision, direction and training of drilling rig crew members including compliance with all safety and operational procedures

Management of rig operations, production, maintenance, costs and personnel to the meet the Company's business objectives

Understand Comprehensive Rig Inspection (CRI) criteria and strive for continual improvement by regularly inspecting and maintaining rig and equipment

Initiate and foster productive partnership with Customer representative

Understand and use basic management concepts and principles including delegation, motivation, discipline, goal setting and performance evaluation

Efficiently and proficiently operate and maintain rig equipment by planning preventative maintenance including necessary replacement supplies

Anticipate, quickly troubleshoot and resolve operational, equipment and maintenance issues to minimize rig downtime

Work in a heavy industrial environment which includes working around constantly moving overhead machinery, being in close proximity to loud equipment and handling potentially hazardous chemicals

Adhere to Company policies, guidelines and work requirements

Promote a diverse and inclusive work environment where employees of all backgrounds feel included and their contributions are valued

Promptly address and resolve concerns and disputes among team members and customers with the goal of building a stronger, more cohesive work group

Plan daily rig operations with Driller and Customer representative

Lead pre- and post-tour meetings including crew fit-for-duty evaluations

Fill in for Driller or other rig-based employees as needed

Work independently and prioritize tasks while managing distractions

Responsibility for Company resources, equipment, and personnel

Read / write emails and prepare daily rig paperwork including status reports and other business matters related to rig operations

General upkeep of the rig and drilling floor; includes regular sweeping, shoveling, cleaning, painting, washing of equipment and related housekeeping duties

Plan and supervise rig moves including rig up / down procedures

Other duties as assigned that may be outside of this job description

Job Requirements:

While performing the job, will be required to lift/carry, pull/push, reach, squat, kneel, and or climb ladders or stairs

Exerting 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects

Able to repetitively climb steep stairs and be able to lift and carry 50 pounds independently while walking on uneven surfaces

Must be comfortable working at heights (50 ft. or greater) for extended periods of time

Maintain spatial orientation and awareness to safely move around work environment with many moving objects

Clear vision to judge near and far distances to maintain awareness of, watch, and direct ongoing work activities of employees and third parties

Ability to read, write and speak English to the extent needed to understand verbal and written instructions and to give clear verbal and written instructions in English to direct rig employees and third parties as well as communicate with Customer representatives

This job requires an irregular sleep pattern, as the Rig Manager needs to be available to observe and direct specified drilling procedures as well as resolve unanticipated rig operational, equipment or maintenance issues

Wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all designated times which could include but is not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses, coveralls, work gloves, respirator, and hearing protection

Demonstrated ability to successfully complete duties of all rig crew positions (Floorhand, Motorhand, Derrickhand and Driller)

Must possess strong computer skills (.e.g., reports, email, spreadsheets, graphs, etc.)

Must be able to utilize standard formulas and basic mathematical equations to compute and report various rig operation metrics

Must be able to verbally communicate directions and expectations effectively to the rig crew and third parties

Willing to travel to and work in remote locations on a rotational schedule which consists of 14 days on / 14 days off, working 12.5 hour shifts that can include days or nights and as well as weekends and holidays

Willing to work mandatory and unscheduled hours outside of your assigned schedule with little or no advanced notice

Must be willing and able to attend and successfully complete classroom training and testing to qualify for a rig assignment

Able to successfully meet pre-employment testing requirements which may include, without limitation, pre-employment drug and alcohol test(s) and background checks as well as drug and/or alcohol testing periodically during employment (subject to state and federal laws)

Demonstrated ability in the following leadership competencies:

Builds and Maintains Effective Relationship

Develops Self and Others

Builds Effective Teams

Courageous Leadership

Managing Vision and Purpose

Business Acumen

Drive for Results

Customer focus

Decision Quality

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED

Valid state-issued driver's license and be eligible to meet requirements of Company's Vehicle Use Agreement and Driving Policy

1 year of Driller experience

Experience as a Driller or Rig Manager on an AC/VFD style rig

3 years of rig-based work experience and 1 year experience as a Driller


Well Control

CPR/First Aid

Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Safety Training

Must be able to complete Supervisory Well Control course within 14 days of start date

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced education (e.g., college, trade school, etc.)

Additional Details

This position requires work both indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions, including precipitation, cold / heat, high wind, and turbulent conditions.  The Rig Manager will be regularly exposed to the typical conditions of the local area where the rig is located.  Southern states generally experience hot summers where temperatures range from 80 to low 100 with high humidity; winters have temperatures that generally do not go below 20.  Northern states generally have hot summers with similar conditions and have cold, windy winters, with low temperatures that can be as cold as -40.

Employing subsidiaries of Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (Patterson-UTI) are equal opportunity employers and maintain a drug-free workplace. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under state, federal, or local law.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
High school graduate
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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