Driller Helper - Houston
Company: Fugro
Location: Houston , TX
Category: General, Offshore, Energy
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 2/21/2018

Fugro USA Land, Inc. in Dallas, TX is interested in hiring a Driller’s Helper to assist in mobilization/demobilization of drill rig and/or cone trucks for jobs, as directed. Assist driller/CPT operator in daily field/yard operations of rig. i.e. handling drill pipe, mixing drill mud and use of other equipment.


Roles And Responsibilities

With much supervision and little decision-making:

  • Observe and follow all company safety rules and procedures.
  • Support and encourage continuous improvement of the company’s processes, including safety program and quality management system.
  • Assist in the mobilization of drilling rigs and/or cone trucks for jobs as directed.  Load drill pipe, mud and equipment.
  • Assist driller/CPT operator in the operations of rig by handling drill pipe, mixing drill mud and handling casing and other equipment.
  • Drive equipment to and from job location. Complete field assignments as directed.
  • Familiar with and follow DOT and IFTA regulations.
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Company safety rules and procedures.
  • Assist in the cleaning of equipment after each job as directed and, as needed, clean equipment yard and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Perform maintenance and cleaning of equipment and work area as directed.
  • Meet all utilization goals as determined by Activity Center Manager or supervisor.
  • Work in varying weather conditions.
  • Physical requirements include standing, squatting and heavy lifting over long periods during workday as per the pre-placement Human Performance Evaluation.
  • Work around potentially hazardous materials.
  • Be able to travel extensively (required), both domestically and internationally.
  • Communicate tactfully and effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Maintain effective work relations with those encountered in the course of employment.



Essential Qualifications

  • Good mechanical and technical aptitude.
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities with Company safety rules and procedures.
  • Good communication skills, including verbal, written and basic math skills.
  • Must have current driver’s license with record in accordance with Company and DOT policies.
  • Possess or be able to obtain valid passport.
  • Must be equipment oriented and understand mechanics of drilling machinery.
  • Must be in good physical condition, able to work in all weather conditions, and capable of wearing appropriate health and safety equipment, including but not limited to a respirator.
  • Must be physically fit to work in strenuous manual labor position with possible hazardous waste exposure.  Must able be able to meet physical parameters of DOT and
  • Environmental (Type IV) physical.
  • Must be able to complete OSHA 29CFR1910.120 40 Hour course and appropriate refreshers and other safety courses by written exam.
  • Able to pass and maintain all Safety Council required courses.
  • Must be able to pass random and annual drug screens with negative results.
  • Be willing to travel extensively.
  • Required to lift heavy equipment and materials, often in excess of 100 lbs.
  • Work in varying weather conditions.
  • Background check results must be acceptable for entrance to government sites and chemical plants and acceptable for issuance of TWIC card.


Physical Qualifications

  • Perform heavy work exerting up to 75 pounds of force constantly, or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 0-1 year of related experience preferred.



Fugro (USA) Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Houston , TX
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