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Working As A Directional Driller

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • $43,170

    Average Salary

What Does A Directional Driller Do At Baker Hughes

* Under minimal supervision, provide direct instruction and supervision to junior Field Engineers on day-to-day wellsite work and activities.
* Provide advice and direction to external customer and third-party wellsite colleagues as appropriate.
* Provide resolution to a diverse scope and range of complex problems at the wellsite where analysis of data requires having a broad knowledge of the product line tool(s) and service(s).
* Act as a project leader and mentor junior Field Engineers.
* Maintain frequent intra-organizational and external customer contacts with a high degree of professionalism.
* Execute other related duties as assigned.
* Conduct all business activities in accordance with BHGE HSE policies, Legal Compliance requirements and Core Values

What Does A Directional Driller Do At Weatherford

* Trains to operate and maintain motors and down hole tools at rig site.
* Trains in the use of directional drilling computer software.
* Train to generate daily and Final Well reports on services performed.
* Trains to learn the operational specifications (limits) of the downhole tools.
* Train to generate field reports using the field reporting software.
* Trains to take and report directional surveys.
* Train to understand basic rig operations / personal.
* Train to understand basic rig operations / personal.
* Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.
* Demonstrate a personal commitment to Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment: a safe and healthy workplace for all employees; enforcing all safety precautions and practices; promoting safe work practices; Attending mandatory safety meetings and maintaining Company property and equipment in safe operating conditions at all times.
* Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry.
* The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people.
* For more information, visit and connect with Weatherford on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
* Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner.
* Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve

What Does A Directional Driller Do At Lambert's Cable Splicing

* Responsible as a crew leader; proper, accurate and timely submission of dailies and Production Reports
* Oversees crew assignments including daily work assignments, path determination and communication with the crew, customer and general public
* Ability to drill/pull cable lines and other equipment used in the installation of telephone or cable TV wires
* Ability to use ground rod pounding equipment
* Direct traffic flow in accordance with local and state DOT guidelines
* Reads and implements design prints and other related instructions pertaining to the job
* Maintain and operate equipment/vehicle safely following all manufacturer safety specifications and traffic regulations
* Maintains proper inventory on vehicle for work assignments

What Does A Directional Driller Do At North Sky Communications

* Operates Ditch Witch drilling equipment / Locator uses Subsite locating equipment.
* Operates various equipment for general site preparation, landscaping, and related assignments.
* Performs daily inspection and routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment such as checking oil, water, and tires.
* Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment, tools, and supplies.
* Reads utility locates, coordinates potholing, and ensures the safety of existing facilities.
* Operates motor vehicles during travel to/from jobsites.
* Performs other job-related duties as assigned

What Does A Directional Driller Do At Telcom Construction Inc.

* Provide communication and direction to crew members
* Performing duties of directional drill operators and laborers
* Implement and perform steps to complete jobs in a timely manner
* Setting daily production goals
* Conducting daily walk-throughs
* Ensuring DOT documentation
* Monitoring and adhering to all safety processes and procedures
* Conducting weekly tool box talks
* Maintaining and submitting required reporting
* Other Duties as assigned
* Qualifications
* Previous experience in a similar position and/or specific experience and knowledge regarding the drill process and equipment with a focus on crew leadership is required
* Good verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to give descriptive and respectful direction
* Basic computer skills required, experience with Google apps a plus!
* A valid drivers license required with a good driving record is required
* Class A CDL is a plus (Higher wage scales apply to CDL holders)
* Some travel may be required
* Why Should You Apply?
* Interested in getting your CDL?? We provide the equipment, time and program to assist our employees in attaining their CDL license, including pay increase after successful completion.
* We offer paid lodging, a daily per diem per day when overnight travel is required and we also provide company vehicles for crew’s use to get to and from job sites.
* Competitive Compensation.
* Comprehensive benefit package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short and Long-term disability insurance, 401k retirement plan with company match and tuition reimbursement.
* Paid time off
* Up to 7 paid annual Holidays.
* Rapid advancement is available for those who possess the determination and attitude to progress in their careers.
* New and updated trucks and equipment!
* All candidates are subject to pre-employment background and drug screenings
* TelCom is proud to be an EEO/AA and Veteran
* Friendly employer!
* To apply for this opportunity, please visit our career page at
* Our Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.
* The Company's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
* The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.
* It is also the Company's policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. __________________________________________________________________ When you apply for this job, you will be asked to answer questions regarding your criminal background.
* Answering “Yes” to the criminal background questions will not automatically bar you from employment.
* A criminal background check will be conducted following any conditional offer of employment.
* Only those crimes which are substantially related to the position you are seeking will be considered.
* Please note that for certain contractors with whom we do business, based on the nature of their operation, the type of offense and related factors may affect your assignment to that contractor.
* Factors that will be taken into account include: (1) The facts or circumstances surrounding the offense or conduct; (2) the number of offenses for which you were convicted or plea was entered; (3) your age at the time of conviction or plea, or release from prison; (4) any evidence that you performed the same or similar type of work, post conviction/plea, with the same or different employers, with no known incidents of criminal conduct; (5) the length and consistency of employment history before and after the offense or conduct; (6) any rehabilitation efforts, e.g. education/training; (7) any employment or character references and any other information regarding your fitness for the particular position; and/or (8) whether you are bonded under a federal, state, or local bonding program.
* For applicants residing in and/or applying for a position in a state or locality listed below, please review the specific directions below before submitting your application.
* CALIFORNIA APPLICANTS: Do not identify any misdemeanor conviction for which probation has been successfully completed or otherwise discharged and the case has been dismissed by a court.
* Also, do not identify marijuana related convictions entered by the court more than 2 years ago that involve: unlawful possession of marijuana; transportation or giving away of up to 28
* grams of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis, or the offering to transport or give away up to 28
* grams of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis; possession of paraphernalia used to smoke marijuana; being in a place with knowledge that marijuana was being used; or being under the influence of marijuana.
* Also, do not identify any arrest or detention that did not result in a conviction or any record of a referral to, and participation in, any pretrial or post trial diversion program. (SAN FRANCISCO APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS AFTER THE FIRST INTERVIEW.
* When answering such questions, please do not disclose any misdemeanor and felony convictions that occurred more than seven years prior to the inquiry or : (a) arrests other than those which charges are still pending, (b) completion of any diversion program, (c) sealed or juvenile offenses, or (d) infractions that are not felonies or misdemeanors.) CONNECTICUT APPLICANTS: Do not identify any arrest, criminal charge or conviction the records of which have been erased by a court based on sections 46b
* o or 54
* a of the Connecticut General Statutes.
* Criminal records subject to erasure under these sections are records concerning a finding of delinquency or the fact that a child was a member of a family with service needs, an adjudication as a youthful offender, a criminal charge that was dismissed or not prosecuted, a criminal charge for which the person was found not guilty, or a conviction for which the offender received an absolute pardon.
* Any person whose criminal records have been judicially erased under one or more of these sections is deemed to have never been arrested within the meaning of the law as it applies to the particular proceedings that have been erased, and may so swear under oath.
* GEORGIA APPLICANTS: Do not identify any verdict or plea of guilty or nolo contendere that was discharged by the court under Georgia's First Offender Act.
* HAWAII APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT.
* Please limit your responses to any convictions within the past 10 years, excluding any period of time when you were incarcerated.
* IOWA APPLICANTS: Convictions will not automatically be a bar to employment, but the job, and the time, nature and seriousness of the crime will be considered.

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Real Directional Driller Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Directional Driller Terravici Drilling Solutions, Inc. Stafford, TX Sep 28, 2014 $135,000
Directional Driller Terravici Drilling Solutions, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2011 $135,000
Directional Driller Terravici Drilling Solutions, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 28, 2011 $135,000
Directional Driller II Baker Hughes Incorporated Denver, CO Jul 01, 2011 $120,000
Directional Driller 4 Baker Hughes Incorporated Denver, CO Jul 02, 2014 $80,000
Directional Driller Supervisor Schlumberger Technology Corporation Houston, TX Sep 19, 2015 $73,368

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Top Directional Driller Skills

  1. Safety Meetings
  2. Mud Motors
  3. Directional Drill
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conduct routine safety meetings prior to all operations and ensure that clear communication between all parties is maintained.
  • Drilled Vertical, Nudges, Tangent, Slant, and Horizontal well profiles with conventional mud motors and rotary steerable systems.
  • Contract Directional Drilling in Colorado, Excel Directional Technologies per company specs.
  • Used and maintained all directional tools and survey equipment on location, as well as days on location.
  • Advanced Knowledge of Drilling Office and Winserve.

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