at NES Fircroft
Location West Alexander, Pennsylvania
Date Posted July 6, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified


A major oil and gas operator is looking for Roughnecks to perform various manual labor tasks associated with the safe and efficient operation of a rig site under the direct supervision of the Driller. This is a one year contract opportunity with the potential for permanent hire or extension of contract.

  • 14/14 schedule
  • 84 hr weeks
  • Housing is covered plus overtime and perdiem
  • Work is based out of PA, OH, and WV

Key Responsiblities:

  • Performs rig up and rig down activities as assigned.
  • Performs "nippling up” or “nippling-down" of all rig equipment.
  • Performs general repairs and maintenance on major and minor rig components.
  • Conducts assigned activities on the rig floor.
  • Assists the (Assistant Driller) Derrickman with mud-mixing duties.
  • Performs emergency procedures.
  • Ensures that work carried out is in compliance with company policies and procedures and according to safety regulations.
  • Work is normally performed out-of-doors, where exposure to atmospheric conditions of extreme heat or cold, fumes, and gases are frequent. Exposure to noise, vibration, high pressure, moving/mechanical parts, electrical shock, chemical and caustic materials is common in the normal performance of the duties associated with this position.
  • The work of this position requires frequent contact with drilling personnel to give and exchange information.
  • The work of this position requires manual dexterity to operate drilling tools.
  • The work of this position involves the frequent movement of up to 100 lbs. to lift, push, pull or carry equipment.
  • Reaching, climbing and balancing is required to climb flights of stairs, vertical ladders up to 140 feet high and reach and handle equipment.
  • Vision and depth perception skills are required to supervise and monitor equipment and conditions on rig.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.