MBI Energy Services
  • 07-Mar-2018 to 10-Apr-2018 (MST)
  • Watford City, ND, USA
  • Full Time


The Workover Rig Derrickhand works on the platform high up in the derrick of the Workover Rig.  A Derrickhand handles the uppermost section of the production string as it is brought from, or lowered into, the wellbore or drill hole. They also play a lead role in standing back production pipe and tubing boards, and hanging rods in the rod basket. 

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs all well servicing tasks from an elevated position in the rod basket or tubing board
  • Performs services on oil and gas wells as part of a 3-5 person workover rig crew
  • Picks up and lays down tubing
  • Drives a crew truck when necessary
  • Lifts, removes, installs and operates well head pump jacks and performs other task as designated by the rig operator or company official
  • Positions, lifts, attaches, installs and works with matting boards, tubing, rods, casing and associated well equipment, such as rod strippers, polish rods, etc.
  • Operates rod wrenches, tongs, elevators and other associated rig tools and equipment
  • Reports safety hazards, accidents or maintenance issue to the rig supervisor
  • Completes job safety analysis, observations, and attends safety meetings as required
  • Plays a role in the company's Behavior Based Safety and proactive reporting program
  • Assists with rigging up and down workover rig
  • Works the floors or operates the rig from time to time

Required Skills

  • Must be able to effectively communicate, both orally and written
  • Must have basic problem solving and organization skills
  • Must be able to bend, stoop and lift objects of up to 75 pounds for extended periods of time
  • Must have workover rig experience
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions in a fast paced and high stress environment
  • Must possess exceptional customer service skills and the ability to work with current and potential customers, both internal and external.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

The physical demands of this job are outlined in the Functional Job Analysis for this position and are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High School diploma, GED or Equivalent

Licenses and Certifications

Valid driver's license.

Class A or B CDL preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


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