Rig Manager Job Description

Rig Manager Job Description

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Rig manager provides health & Safety certification and adhere to the policies and procedures, including emergency procedures, hurricane preparedness, loss prevention protocols, WHMIS etc.

Rig Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Coordinate and maintain all internal procedures and practices
Oversee the handling of daily deposit
Develop and maintain agency procedure manual
Assist in developing, auditing and coordinating T-filing procedures
Make sales calls as needed to further serve members
Attend annual conferences/seminars and provide information via company booth
Assist clients in identifying risk exposures/special needs and make appropriate recommendations
Compile and analyze information to prepare complete submission for marketing, analyze quotes, prepare proposal, present proposal to prospects and clients
Bind coverage
Process new and renewal business, endorsements, audits, cancellation

Rig Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Rig Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: IADC, IWCF

Education for Rig Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the rig manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Engineering, Business, Education, Marketing, Industrial Engineering, Management, Technical, Performance, Electrical Engineering, MBA

Skills for Rig Manager

Desired skills for rig manager include:

Ability to recognize signs of kick and loss of fluid situations the procedures for circulating kick out
Emergency shut-in procedures and be able to respond to any emergency efficiently
Mud circulating systems
Rigging procedures
Rotary equipment
Safety and environmental regulations/requirements
Trip tank level and mud weight change
Well shut-in procedures
Windows and Microsoft office computer systems
Company policies and procedures

Desired experience for rig manager includes:

Order changes requested by the client, handle questions/issues from clients and or underwriters or refer to appropriate person
Assist Account Executives on aged receivables
Ensure proper process is followed, turn around time of equipment meets customer requirements
Handle technical issues in a prompt and efficient manner
Perform other reasonable tasks and duties, as requested by management
Must maintain a safe working environment, keep the rig pollution free, and have knowledge of regulatory compliance

Rig Manager Examples

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Rig Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of rig manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for rig manager
  • Coordinates safety meetings and pre-job safety meetings
  • Must be proficient in well control, sustains the upkeep of rig equipment and suggests improvements, and maintains the paperwork (including morning reports, IADC daily log report)
  • Keeps the superintendent updated on operations
  • Must be able to perform First Aid/CPR
  • Must know everyone's fire and abandon station and be sure everyone else is also aware of their station
  • Plans various rig activities such as repairs, daily maintenance, and preventative maintenance, major repairs to guarantee efficient drilling and minimize downtime of the rig
  • Orders rig supplies, parts, and materials -- anticipating and requisitioning each item so that required items are on hand when needed
  • Responsible for knowing state of repair concerning drill pipe/ collars, BOP equipment, and , in coordination with Drilling Superintendent
  • Communicates with Drilling Superintendent on all matters of special significance
  • Ensures that crew members are properly trained and familiarized with standard operating procedures to include, but not limited to, proper care and maintenance of the rig and drill string, including lubrication of equipment and housekeeping
Qualifications for rig manager
  • Responsible for enforcement and clarification of Company IMS policies and procedures
  • Provide encouragement, assistance and guidance to crews with their training
  • Abide by Company IMS policies, procedures and best practices at all times
  • Manage daily rig activity to include, but not limited to, crew scheduling, supply maintenance, safety training, personnel issues
  • Carry out the daily tasks related to the purchasing, materials handling, and service ordering functions which are delegated by the Purchasing Manager, in an efficient and speedy manner
  • Follow up that the best possible price is obtained, before the purchase orders are issued
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Rig Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of rig manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for rig manager
  • Ensure that all required paperwork and approvals in connection with payment for ordered supplies of materials, equipment and services are carried out
  • Develop and maintain good relationship with clients, suppliers, repair shops, service companies, and freight forwarding companies/agents
  • Recommend improvements and cost savings within the scope of the purchasing and materials handling activities to the Purchasing Manager
  • In cooperation with the Purchasing Manager, ensure that all purchasing and materials handling services are carried out efficiently and in a sound economic way and in compliance with national and international acts and regulations
  • At all times keep the Purchasing Manager, the management at the head office and the staff at the base office (if any) and on board the rigs well informed about the development of ordered supplies of materials, equipment and services
  • Take personal responsibility for, and demonstrate leadership in, HSE
  • Provide leadership, guidance and coaching to direct reports, and manage their efforts so as to maximize their contribution to operational effectiveness and performance
  • Take responsibility for planned maintenance, certification, record-keeping and reporting
  • Maintain all required records and documentation at rig site and produce accurate and timely reports on all aspects of rig operations and personnel matters
  • Develop rig move plans and manage rig moves, taking personal responsibility for safely rigging-down & rigging-up of the drilling rig, camp and associated equipment
Qualifications for rig manager
  • Establish a culture of continuous improvement in operations and demonstrate results in this regard
  • Liaise with Operator’s other contractors who are involved in operations so as to achieve cohesion in concurrent/simultaneous operations and cross-company teamwork & effectiveness
  • Take responsibility for all HR matters at rig site, including training and development of expatriate and national staff in the rig crews, particularly with regard to on the job training
  • Maintain the validity of personal certification and training together with that for the rig crews
  • Ensure that incident reports are filled out in detail and in a timely manner in the event of an incident, illness, near miss, equipment damage or environmental spill
  • Responsible for test rig operations in general including meeting HS&E and Quality culture
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Rig Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a rig manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for rig manager
  • Ensures Drilling Plan is in line with Drilling Services Technology development projects and key stakeholders
  • Leads employee development, talent management and workforce planning
  • Responsible for the drilling units operating in accordance with contractual obligations meeting the relevant legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensures safe operation and maintenance of equipment
  • Mentor, train, work along side and oversee a crew of 3 personnel
  • Provide visible leadership with a total ownership attitude
  • Supervise and ensure the safety of drilling crew efficient operations
  • Ensure rig crews’ competences are developed and sufficient to perform their duties and responsibilities
  • Responsible for coordinating and delivery of rig supplies, drilling tools, fuel, pipe
  • Responsible for knowing state of repair concerning drill pipe/collars, BOP equipment, , in coordination with Field Superintendent/Operations Manager
Qualifications for rig manager
  • Strong budgetary and business acumen
  • Certificate IV in Oil and Gas (Onshore) (essential for Assistant Driller and Driller)
  • Diploma in Oil and Gas (Onshore) (essential for Night Push and Rig Manager)
  • Breathing Apparatus Training
  • Gas Test Atmosphere Training
  • Permit to Work Rev 3 Training
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Rig Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a rig manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for rig manager
  • Acting as a liason between the service rig company and the oil company
  • Learn all aspects of the operation of the Dyno and Horizontal Drilling Machine (HDM) including the rig, HPU, controls, data acquisition, pump truck, test fixtures
  • Ensure safe operation at all times while following all HSE procedures and supporting the development and continual improvement of HSE procedures to maintain safe working conditions and environmental controls
  • Manage and coordinate all required maintenance and repairs of equipment to ensure equipment reliability
  • Actively participate in Engineering projects to support and plan needed testing involving the HDM and dyno
  • To be flexible while working with Engineering teams to accomplish their testing needs, recognizing that many tests will have never been done before
  • Supervise drilling rig technicians as required
  • Develop and maintain a network of service and equipment providers to include, but is not limited to pump truck rentals, BHA component rentals, cement and rock providers, heavy equipment maintenance and repair providers
  • Maintain a testing schedule and regularly communicate testing availability balancing testing priorities as required
  • To maintain a high degree of attention to cleanliness and organization of the test area
Qualifications for rig manager
  • Operate Vehicles in the Field 4 x 4 Training
  • Current, unrestricted Manual Driver's License (essential)
  • Current, valid IWCF Well Control certification (essential)
  • Progressive experience in a well service environment
  • Class 1 Class 3 License, clean 5-year abstract required
  • 5+ years previous service experience or unit experience (rod rig, accelerator) required
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Rig Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a rig manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for rig manager
  • To create and/or maintain documentation on equipment maintenance and operation procedures
  • To help coordinate testing with the Navasota R&D Test Rig on occasions when testing need exceeds capabilities of the Air Center HDM
  • Including other responsibilities as required by the employee’s supervisor
  • Responsible for key decision making with regard to rig operations downtime/re-start operations based on evaluation of circumstances
  • Manage engineering design for all New Rig Construction, Refurbishing and Maintenance activities, including scope of work, drafting oversight and final drawing issuance
  • Provide construction management oversight of capital projects, refurbishment and maintenance activities
  • Provide technical support to the Operations, including on-site troubleshooting and supervision of equipment repair activities thru Engineering Request system
  • Support development and review of capital expenditure estimates and bid proposals for Marketing, Projects, QC and Purchasing departments
  • Review research, analyses, internal and supplier specifications, manuals, and other data supporting team and project needs to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications
  • Review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, client contract requirements, and related specifications
Qualifications for rig manager
  • Valid H2S Alive and First Aid required
  • Must be able to have a working knowledge of English
  • Basic math (equivalent to a high school education) is necessary
  • If required, MODU OIM License, Unrestricted, Surface Units Underway or Surface Units on Location
  • High School degree (University degree preferred)
  • 7+ years of progressive experience in strategic insights, market research, business analytics, strategic forecasting, or a related field

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