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Floorhands, Derrickhands & Motorhands for the Permian basin – $70/day Per Diem, Housing, PPE Provided

Citadel Drilling is hiring for Floorhands, Derrickhands and Motorman


Location: New Mexico and West Texas

The Floorhand reports to the Driller and is an integral member of the rig crew. Primary responsibilities include making/breaking drill pipe connections, tripping, running casing, and assisting with cementing operations. Other duties include servicing rig components and equipment, including the draworks, top drive, auto-wrench, and hydraulic pipe handling system.


The primary duties of the Derrickhand are maintaining proper drilling fluid characteristics, the rate of fluid circulation, mud handling equipment, and the preventative maintenance program. Additionally, the Derrickhand is responsible for the work done above the rig floor.


The primary duties of the Motorhand are to ensure that all equipment is operating and functioning correctly. Additionally, Motorhands are required to complete minor repairs on equipment as directed. Other duties include servicing rig components and equipment, including the draworks, top drive, auto-wrench, and hydraulic pipe handling system.


  • Minimum of two (2) years experience working on an AC Triple drilling rig;
  • Possess a strong mechanical aptitude;
  • Able to meet drug and alcohol test requirements and fitness to work;
  • Work locations are remote, so must have reliable transportation to and from the location;
  • Possess a valid H2S certificate and obtain other required certifications;
  • References required.


  • Per Diem – $70.00/day
  • PPE Provided
  • Benefit Packages
  • Housing Provided- Single Accommodations

This is 20 days on and 10 days off rotations.

Now Hiring Canadians Applicants 

  • Experienced Floorhands- $30.50/hour
  • Entry Level– $27.50/hour


About Citadel Drilling: “Headquartered in Calgary, with our operations centres in Nisku, Alberta and Odessa, Texas, Citadel Drilling is service-focused and caters to our clients’ needs with a fleet of modern, technically advanced AC triple (TA²CT) rigs designed to optimize efficiencies and reduce expensive downtime and labor costs. We also recently incorporated a new company, Opla Energy Ltd., which provides innovative managed pressure drilling (MPD) solutions through cutting edge technology and best in class engineering solutions.

Our business is based on cooperative teamwork – from our founding management team to our dedicated, loyal and professional crews in the field. As a private company, we make decisions based on our corporate values; we provide a collaborative, open and relaxed work environment where respect for one another is key and every voice is heard. We continue to work hard and strive to remain a forward-thinking, well-planned, well-funded and well-supported company passionate about growing a safe and successful future for our people and our clients.”

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