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Floorhand (USR) at Ensign Energy Services

Floorhand (USR)

Ensign Energy Services Denver, CO Full Time
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Job Summary


The Floorhand performs the duties of general manual labor on the rig and supports and assists other members of the drilling crew during all rig operations.

$23.00 - $28.00 an hour

Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Works in a safe, healthy, and environmentally protective manner
  • Assists Driller, Derrickhand, & Motorhand, while rigging-up, nippling-up, tearing out, & rig maintenance while drilling
  • Knows how to operate iron roughneck during connections
  • Works with tubular, e.g. rolling, lifting, connecting
  • Prepares floor before trip, connections and surveys
  • Works the rig floor during drilling and tripping operations as needed
  • Carries out housekeeping tasks around rig and lease such as washing and painting, either on own initiative or as assigned
  • Catches samples, digs and cleans ditches, shovels shale
  • Handles and measures tubular goods under the direction of the Motorhand
  • Reports and corrects any unsafe work practices and safety hazards
  • Assists & performs tasks as instructed by Motorhand & Derrickhand in such duties as rig servicing and mixing mud
  • Participates in all safety programs, processes and requirements
  • Attends Operations Training up to two times per year and up to five days per training at designated locations
  • Performs other duties as directed by management


This employee must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Pass a post-offer physical examination, fitness testing, safety aptitude test, drug tests & background check
  • Provide proof of and maintain proper legal authorization to work in the United States
  • Arrange for reliable transportation to and from work and training locations
  • Speak and read English well enough  to understand verbal and written safety postings, alerts and announcements, communicate with co-workers and be able to participate in job safety analysis meetings

Technical Competencies

  • Understands and is capable of reading all safety / training materials and requirements
  • Understands and works according to knowledge of equipment, steam, BOPs  & kicks, workplace hazards & safety
  • Assists in the training and instruction of more junior Floorhands
  • Develops an understanding of all major rig components and the necessary servicing
  • Develops and exhibits competency of all Floorhand “Global Skills”

Behavioral Competencies

  • Works in a manner that insures personal safety and the safety of fellow crewmembers
  • Maintains a professional, effective, and polite relationship with other Ensign employees and suppliers
  • Strives continuously to develop a greater knowledge of the total drilling operation, including the duties and responsibilities of a Motorhand
  • Works well as a team player and demonstrates willingness to share knowledge to advance knowledge and skills of others
  • Respects chain of command and follows through on instructions

Education and Experience

  • Prior experience in oil field, heavy industry or construction is beneficial;
  • High School diploma or GED is preferred

Other Accountabilities

  • Business Ethics – Understands fully Ensign’s ethics policy and its application in all business dealings including contractual agreements and contract negotiations
  • Business Policies - Understands and agrees to follow all of Ensign’s Policy and Directives and procedures as set forth in the Ensign Company Policy and Basic Directives Handbook for Employees
  • Certifications – Maintains technical and safety certifications required by company or government agencies; remains current on all OSHA, EUSD and other required training
  • Drug-free workplace - Conforms to a drug-free workplace, not be under the influence of mind-altering prescription or non-prescription drugs, including alcohol and other drugs of abuse.
  • Occupational Health and Safety – Understands fully the Ensign Health and Safety policy and self-responsibility for own health and safety at work; Demonstrates responsibility to avoid adversely affecting the health and safety of others through any act or omission
    • Uses the correct protective clothing and equipment as provided by Ensign and guards against misuse or damage to such equipment
    • Reports any hazardous situations arising in the workplace that cannot be self-corrected, or injury incurred during the course of work, no matter how minor
    • Avoids injury resulting from manual handling tasks, by use of risk assessment, correct mechanical handling equipment and correct manual handling techniques

Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use: Because the possession and use of Marijuana, whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because Ensign Energy is a drug-free workplace, the Company will not accommodate the medical use of Marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for Ensign while Marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical Marijuana as prescribed or otherwise permitted does not alter or otherwise change this policy. 

Ensign United States Drilling Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Ensign provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.  Ensign takes affirmative action to employ, advance in employment and otherwise treat qualified individuals without discrimination as required by law.


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Job ID: 2021-1307