Floorhand - Williston, ND
"handling tongs" - whlie tripping or making a connection, the floor hand (lead tong hand) must lift or move tongs when making a connection.
"pulling the slips" - this activity is preformed by 2 or 3 workers and could be conducted as many as 175 times per 12 hour shfit. floorhand - williston, other duties and responsibilities may be added, nd
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principle duties and responsibilities include the following.the slips weigh between 100 and 175 pounds and the weight would be distributed between the 2 or 3 employees.
must be able to distinguish ineffective or damaged equimpent and report conditions to immediate supervisor for proper repair.the slips are located at floor level and would be lifted at a distance of 18-24 inches.
the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.this operation will also include tripping into hole or tripping out of hole and making connections duirng operations. they must keep the flair bucket burning, if drilling in gas.this activity is performed in the standing position and could be performed as many times as 100 times per 12 hour shift.
"stacking pipe" - involves manually pushing a suspended length of pipe to the area where the pipe is stacked during a drill pipe trip. this activity is repeated and could be performed as many as 175 times in a 12 hour shift.
the floor hand is also resposnible for cathcing and clenaing samlpes of formtaion cutitng while drilling. it is necessary that evrey one be menatlly alret an physcially fit during thier shift.
knoweldge of reltaed tolos and equipment and thier speicfic funcitons.
minmium of 6 motnhs preivous experience is required.the tripping operations vary depending on the depth of the well and other factors. the reverse activity involves restraining the suspended pipe and guiding it across the rig floor.
all employees working together must keep the rig clean, picked up and free of safety hazards.
"handling the drill string" this operation involves removing all pipe from the will bore and stacking it in the derrick. up or down is 1-2 feet in the area of the waist, the lifting range.
must be able to recognize unsafe working conditions and make adjustments accordingly.the tongs are on counterweights and the exertion to maneuver them will vary from 10-30 pounds. they must also be able to go up and grease the traveling blocks and bridle line sheaves.
at times it is necessary for the floor hand to climb up the derrick and assist the derrick man in hanging the belly board or drilling up or drilling down.
the ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.clients, and other external contacts,
able to work and communicate effectively with co-workers.
knowledge of the drilling rig and rig operations.employees may be involved in the tripping operation for the full 12 hours of their work shift.this activity will include lifting the tongs and lateral movement of the tongs to attach them to the drill pipe. pull,
the ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, or carry objects, push.
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