ND Energy Services
  • Watford City, ND, USA
  • Depends on experience
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability, 401(k)

A Workover Rig Operator is responsible for all activities in regards to operating a workover rig, supervising a crew, and ensuring customer satisfaction with all services.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works with a three to five person crew performing maintenance and repairs on oil and gas wells
  • Ensures all crew members are at work on time and properly prepared
  • Drives crew truck
  • Operates the rig safely in accordance with DOT regulations and those requested or designated by the customer
  • Operates power swivel
  • Pull and lay down rods, tubing, casing and other equipment as needed
  • Accurately performs torque calculations and specs
  • Performs pipe tallying, rigging up and down, nipple up and down BOP units and pipe handling
  • Performs all required equipment inspections on workover rig, fall arrest systems, derrick and mud pumps
  • Performs check on brake systems and confirms functionality
  • Performs BOP inspection, testing and installation as needed
  • Performs daily inspection and maintenance of equipment
  • Troubleshoots maintenance issues; performs worn equipment recognition checks, turns in maintenance request for repair or replacement of equipment as needed
  • Ensures efficient maintenance of assigned rig and crew truck
  • Able to instruct floorhands and derrickhands in use of all rig and pumping equipment
  • Able to instruct floorhands and derrickhands in use of all safety equipment
  • Able to keep work site, equipment, and tools clean and in good working order
  • Understands job steps and arranges rods and tubing in derrick correctly
  • Understands the rig's hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems
  • Maintains contact and communication with Customer and Rig Supervisor
  • Maintains productivity standards for all rig employees and adheres to all applicable government regulations for compliance.
  • Completes and turns in field tickets in a timely manner and enters crew's hours into time tracking system
  • Works in the shop or assists in NDES Yard maintenance when necessary
  • Assists in repairs and preparing workover rig for deployment when necessary
  • Responsible for training in new crew members, specifically Floorhand-SSE's
  • Attends and participates in daily and monthly safety meetings
  • Understand and comply with company, customer, and health/safety policies, and any other regulations that are required.
  • Reports any and all incidents immediately to Rig Supervisor.
  • Able to work in all weather conditions
  • Performs other duties as directed by management.

Required Skills

  • Must be able to work in fast-paced environment
  • Must possess organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to work with a team
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs. and handle physical demanding work
  • Must be able to communicate using oral and basic written communication
  • Must pass a Pre-Employment Drug & Alcohol screening and participate in the random testing pool
  • Must pass a background check and motor vehicle record check
  • Arrange for reliable transportation to and from work


The requirements listed in this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment

This job operates in an outside environment. The role routinely works in all weather conditions, including but not limited to: extreme wind, rain, cold, heat, etc.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position that works a 14 day on/7 day off rotation. This position regularly requires long hours and weekend work (including holidays) as job duties demand.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Valid Driver's License
  • Class A or B CDL preferred

Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Previous workover experience preferred


  • Competitive Wages
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Plan with company match

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibility that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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