Off Shore People Ltd
Hull, North Humberside
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Floorhand assists the Motorhand, Deckhand, and Driller in day-to-day rig operations. Major responsibilities include general maintenance and cleaning, checking the rig and equipment, and assisting in drilling activities. The Floorhand is responsible for making drill pipe connections and tripping pipe in/out of the drilling hole. This is an entry-level job that provides initial introductory training and substantial on-the-job training.

Detailed Description:

  • 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
  • Bend, stoop, kneel, twist, and crawl throughout the tour work shift
  • Independently use heavy-duty handheld and long-handled tools
  • Clear vision to judge near and far distances to maintain awareness of, watch, and report ongoing work activities to co-workers and third parties
  • Accurate recall over short and long-term memory
  • Maintain spatial orientation and awareness to safely move around work environment with many moving objects
  • 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
  • Take initiative and work independently during downtime
  • Wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all designated times
  • 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 and down blowout preventers, assist with general assembly and maintenance and help prepare new location
  • Regularly check rig and equipment for any problems and safety issues on an ongoing basis
  • Assist with inspecting, slipping and cutting drilling line
  • Responsible for picking up and laying down tubulars, attaching or detaching pick- up lines, and the hook up and tear out of flare and degasser lines
  • Assist Motorhand with preventative maintenance and repairs of equipment and motors, pipe, and off-loading materials as well as checking / changing oil and coolant on engines
  • Assist Deckhand with watching and maintaining shakers, mud pits and pumps
  • Clean and general upkeep of the rig and drilling floor; includes regular painting, washing of equipment and related housekeeping duties
  • Inspect safety equipment and PPE for wear and replacing as needed
  • Support other crew members by carrying supplies, ensuring compliance with safety procedures and other additional tasks as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable working at heights (50 ft. or greater) for extended periods of time
  • Prior experience or ability to use heavy-duty handheld and long-handled tools
  • Ability to safely lift and carry heavy weight independently and repetitively climb steep stairs
  • Demonstrate clear communication skills including ability to read, write and speak English as

In order to work offshore, you must have the required certification/qualifications. These are:

  • An offshore survival course also known as emergency response training, or basic offshore induction and emergency training (BOSIET)
  • A Medical
  • A minimum industry safety training (MIST) course

If you do not have the above certification but still wish to apply. We can organise the mentioned courses at a cost which will be covered by yourself.