Entry-level Floorhand

  • 1 year ago
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What SkillCat is Hiring for:

What other job will pay you $85K -$100K yearly on day 1 without experience?

This job is 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off. You'll have plenty of time to spend with your family, hunt, fish, vacation, and crack a beer.

The job of the Floorhand is to safely and efficiently perform all manual labor tasks on the drilling floor and B.O.P. area. The Floorhand works under the direction/supervision of the Driller but reports directly to the Rig Manager.

Key Relevant Tasks:

  • Operating the tongs and slips to connect and disconnect drill pipe, tubular, casing, and drill bits or tools.

  • Performing all maintenance of the equipment and physical space of the drill floor.

  • Rig up and down procedures, nipple up and down, and care of the B.O.P. system

  • Monitoring and operation of the shakers.

  • Assisting the Derrickhand within the mud pit, mud pump, and chemical sack rooms.

  • Performing housekeeping activities on the drill floor, including washing, chipping, and painting.

  • Assist the Motorman with offloading / backloading supplies, equipment, pipe, etc.

  • When trained, relieve the Derrickhand in the derrick.

Essential Functions:

  • Attention span to stay alert and attentive for up to 12-hour tour while performing sometimes repetitive and monotonous tasks.

  • Able to work 7 or 14 days on and 7 or 14 days off, including holidays, weekends, and days and nights.

  • Able to receive verbal and written instructions.

  • Must be able to stand and walk for a minimum of 4 hours at any time, including standing and walking on steel decking and gravel, board roads, mud, snow, and ice.

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing upwards of 60 lbs up and down stairs, repetitively swing 20 lbs sledge hammers, and torque on wrenches / open/close valves requiring upwards of 160 lbs of torque.

  • Repetitively be able to lift/carry 100 lbs sacks, pull drill slips with another employee (200 + lbs), latch / unlatch tongs, and rack back drill pipe continually throughout the 12-hour tour.

  • Able to bend, stoop, kneel, twist, and crawl throughout the tour work shift while wearing Personal Protective Equipment at all times.

  • Listen for unusual noises that signify equipment and machinery problems.

  • Other duties as required by the Driller, Derrickhand, or Rig Manager.


  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Ability to wear respiratory protective devices

  • Ability to successfully completion of Floorhand Training at the NDUSA Training Center

  • Ability to work long hours in dirty/hot/cold environments

  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the rig

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check

  • Must be able to pass a drug test


  • Work half the year

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)

  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)

  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Paid Training & Development

Work Regions:

These opportunities from SkillCat are available in Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Wyoming.


The below are factors that tend to matter for our listing seekers. This listing with SkillCat offers:


Competitive Wages

Hands On Training

Hiring On The Spot

No Experience

Paid Training

Year round work

Health Benefits Package

Entry Level

Permanent Position

PPE Provided

Starts ASAP

As positions vary, please confirm details with employer.


SkillCat has indicated that these are the requirements for the listing:

  • 18 Years Of Age Or Older
  • Background Check
  • Drug Test

Requirements may not be comprehensive. Confirm w/employer.

About SkillCat:

We hire, onboard and train oil and gas workers for the nations largest Oil and Gas companies. 

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