A Roughneck is responsible for the operation of equipment and machines as required by the Driller. A Roughneck is also typically present in the mud process room at all times. Also ensures shakers and machines are working properly.
- Help move drilling rigs and equipment from site to site, set up in the new site and connect power cables or hoses for water and air supply;
- Help obtain drilling core samples;
- Dig and clean mud pits and drains;
- Mix and test drilling fluids, chemicals and grout;
- Assist in slotting, welding and inserting casing screens;
- Assist with well development and pumping tests;
- Operate equipment, such as pumps for air, water and mud;
- Use equipment and tools to correct problems in drilled holes caused by ;mechanical breakdowns or by harmful natural conditions;
- Carry out minor maintenance and repairs, including lubrication and cleaning; and
- Clean and maintain equipment, drill and camp sites.
- Enjoy practical and manual activities;
- Aptitude for mechanics and able to handle machinery;
- Physically fit;
- Able to work as part of a team;
- Willing to work in remote areas under difficult conditions;
- Good organisation skills;
- Able to record details accurately;
- Clean police record;
- Be 18 years old (as it is a legal requirement on most mine and quarry sites);
- Have a drug and alcohol clearance; and
- Pass a medical examination.
$70,000 - $130,000