Live Chat

Motorhand - Appalachia Job in Saint Clairsville, Ohio US

Motorhand - Appalachia

Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC - Saint Clairsville, OH

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

Job ID: 246830872


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 Motorhand's primary duty is to ensure that all equipment is operating and functioning properly and execute minor repair work on equipment.  The Motorhand is responsible for the generators, equipment, and systems that power the rig and drilling activities.  Additional responsibilities include off-loading materials, maintaining equipment, and assisting in rig up and rig down.  The Motorhand works closely with and oversees Floorhands on the rig floor, assists the Derrickhand as needed, and assists the Driller in day-to-day operations.

Detailed Description:

Lift and place slips weighing approximately 150 pounds with another person occasionally during the tour work shift

Independently use heavy-duty handheld and long-handled tools

Listen for unusual noises that signify equipment and machinery problems

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

Take initiative and work independently during downtime

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

Regularly inspect, maintain, and repair generators, equipment, and SCR or VFD house

Responsible for hydraulic and electrical systems and equipment

Ensure that all preventative maintenance is performed on all equipment and that all log sheets and maintenance sheets are filled out correctly and are up to date on all required equipment

Responsible for daily inspection of the following: working order of all main engines, air compressors and air system, electrical equipment, BOP and accumulator, engine radiators, circulating water pumps, oil transfer pumps, and the running order and blow down of the boiler

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

Inspect main engines every tour for proper working order by checking the following: oil level, coolant, gauges, possible oil leaks, noise and vibrations and changing oil as needed

Provide instructions, train, and oversee Floorhands during drilling activities

Regularly check rig and equipment for problems and safety issues on an ongoing basis

Use forklift to off-load and move materials

In charge of all lock-out/tag-out of breakers

Keep a daily log of maintenance and repair activities

Assist Derrickhand with mixing chemicals and other mud maintenance as needed

Assist with rig up / down procedures

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

Support other crew members as needed, ensure compliance with safety procedures, and other additional tasks as assigned

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

Job Requirements:

Demonstrated ability to successfully complete all duties of a Floorhand

Ability or aptitude to maintain and repair various types of equipment, engines and machinery

Able to stand or stand and walk for a minimum of 3.5 hours and up to 12 hours without being able to sit and while wearing steel-toed boots

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

Bend, stoop, kneel, twist, and crawl throughout the tour work shift

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

Accurate recall over short and long-term memory

Stay alert and focused up to 12.5 hours while performing repetitive and routine activities

Demonstrate clear communication skills including ability to read, write and speak English as well as understand and promptly follow verbal and written instructions in English

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)

Minimum Qualifications

Internal applicants will need at least 3 months experience as a Floorhand and the external applicant will need at least 3 months of Motorhand experience


Forklift Certification or willingness to complete Forklift Certification training within 60 days

Preferred Qualifications

6 months of experience as a Motorhand on a land drilling rig

High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Additional Details:

This position requires the person to work outdoors for an entire tour work shift in all kinds of weather conditions, including precipitation, cold / heat, high wind, and turbulent conditions.  They will be 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
Job Reference Code
Licenses / Certifications:
Display Recommended WorkKeys®Recommended WorkKeys®: