Floorhand, Motorhand & Derrickhand - Hiring Event

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What Patterson-UTI is Hiring for:

Patterson-UTI Drilling will be hiring for rig based roles that include: Floorhand, Motorhand, and Derrickhand

If you meet the below requirements we would love to chat with you.

For additional information please apply at www.patenergy.com.

Floorhand Experienced:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 6 + months of experience working on a rig-based position for drilling contractor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Forklift Certification
  • Valid Well Control Certification, IADC WellSHARP

Floorhand new to Industry:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One (1) year stable related work history (e.g. farming, ranching, construction, heavy equipment or other trade) or military service

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6 + months of experience working on a rig based position for drilling contractor
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Motorhand Experienced:

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

Derrickhand Experienced:

Minimum Qualifications

  • The external applicant will have at least 3 months of Derrickhand experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6 months of experience as a Derrickhand
  • 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°.

This position is a 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off schedule and our schedules are set to maximize overtime opportunity. We pay competitive wages including per diem for rig based roles and offer industry leading training. Benefits include Medical, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and 401(k).

Technical requirements

After signing up, you will be sent an email with instructions on how to connect.Please be prepared to join the virtual interview from a quiet place using a desktop or mobile device with a working speaker, microphone, and camera. Check to see if your network connection can support an online session. A plugged in ethernet cable or a strong WiFi network signal will help avoid time delays during your conversation.

What to prepare

  • Share your Resume when you VIRTUALLY sign up to interview

Preferred dress code

Casual (come as you are, but please be presentable)

Work Regions:

These opportunities from Patterson-UTI are available in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States.


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

Military Friendly

Paid Training

Per Diem

Benefits Package

As positions vary, please confirm details with employer.


Patterson-UTI has indicated that these are the requirements for the listing:

  • 18 Years Of Age Or Older
  • All Types Of Weather

Requirements may not be comprehensive. Confirm w/employer.

About Patterson-UTI:

Patterson-UTI provides expertise and scale in major operational areas as well as a diverse network of drilling and pressure pumping services, directional drilling, rental equipment and technology. They are dedicated to delivering results so that their customers can embrace new possibilities and growth.

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Event Date & Time:

Thu, 12 May 2022
9:00 AM - 14:00 PM MDT

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