POSTED ON 2/24/2021 AVAILABLE BEFORE 5/13/2021
Black Hawk Energy Services Hired Organization Address Andrews, TX Full Time

Job Posting for Operator at Black Hawk Energy Services

The DOT Authority for this position is:

Black Hawk Energy Services/Sun Well Services

118 84th Street W

Williston, ND 58801

We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other legally recognized protected status under federal, state or local laws, regulations, or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act or other laws. Please inform a personnel representative if you need an accommodation to participate in the application process. 



Under the direction of a Rig Manager, the Rig Operator organizes the rig crew (Floor Hands and Derrick Hands), conducts Job Safety Meetings, delegates the collection of materials and equipment needed to perform the contracted services, drives the Rig to the work site, operates the rig and equipment and directs the crew to set-up and prepare the rig for the tasks to be performed. Directs the assigned floor hands and derrick hands to safely perform the service tasks contracted by a client utilizing the equipment provided by the employer; documents services performed, the billable supplies used during the process and the time elapsed while performing the contracted services. The Rig Operator uses specialized equipment to guide instruments, tubing, and casing down hole. He must keep his working environment in a clean and organized fashion and is responsible for ensuring that all the equipment he uses in proper working order. An Operators duties also include, cleaning, fueling, repairing and maintaining workover rig equipment to include greasing, changing oils and lubricants as need and on a regularly scheduled basis.



  • Available to work beyond the traditional 8 hour work day; available to work Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, to meet operational needs. Well services work is generally performed during day-light hours, Monday through Friday, occasionally on Saturday and or Sunday. Certain operations cannot however be completed during a single daylight period and must be continued without interruption, over several consecutive days. Such operations are referred to as “24 hour operations,” and require two or more shifts, crews, to operate the rig. Able to work at heights up to or greater than 50 feet.
  • Dependability is imperative. Reporting for work at the prescribed location and time, dressed for deployment to work, is essential. Unauthorized absences will result in discipline up to and including employment termination.
  • Performing maintenance services and repairs on oil and gas wells as part of a three to five person crew.
  • Lead the daily pre-job tailgate safety meetings and writing JHA’s
  • Inspecting and documenting all lift equipment on location including but not limited to derrick harness, lanyard, SRL’s, chains and cables, drill line and sand line.
  • Lead the crew in the rigging up and rigging down of the workover Rig in a safe manner and performing/documenting post rig up inspections.
  • Pulling and laying down Rods, Tubing and Casing by operating the rig controls.
  • Guide and manage the rig crew on a daily basis
  • Assist in training and mentoring SSE employees and floor hands as needed
  • Assist Rig Manager in various tasks anywhere on the rig as directed by Rig Manager
  • Driving company vehicles such as the Crew pick-up truck and the Rig.
  • Work Shop and SWS Yard maintenance and repair work as required
  • Assist Steel Energy Services management personnel as require
  • Prepare rig tickets correctly and in timely fashion to include correct pricing on rig rates, re-billable items, manage hours for crew members daily.
  • Position the rig, raise and lower the mast. Direct other crew members in rigging up guy-lines, various equipment and tools; lift, remove, install and operate wellhead, pumping units matting boards, tubing, rods, casing, rod strippers, polish rods, stripper heads and other production equipment in a manner consistent with safe operating procedures to perform the contracted services.
  • Complies with the client’s and the company’s safe operating procedures. All activities are to be performed consistent with the company’s Safe Operating Procedures, to provide the maximum protection for all workers at the work site, the environment, the equipment; and complete the tasks efficiently.
  • Incumbent employee is expected to participate in company provided training in rig operations, Standard Operating Procedures and safe work procedures
  • Complies with the client’s and the company’s safe operating procedures. All activities are to be performed consistent with the company’s Safe Operating Procedures, to provide the maximum protection for all workers at the work site, the environment, the equipment; and complete the tasks efficiently.


  • High school Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • 1-2 years of Floor Hand experience
  • 1-2 years of Derrick hand experience
  • 1-2 years of Relief Operator experience
  • Advanced Problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal skills and verbal / written English communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment, run pipe Talley’s, figure pipe weights, keep good pipe counts, know how to space out pumping units, run and pull ESP’s, know pipe torques specifications, pick up and operate power swivel and principles of operating mud pumps.
  • Supervisory level of well control training
  • Class B CDL license to drive workover rig (not required-but encouraged)
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and lift objects of up to seventy five pounds (75#) for extended periods of time
  • Basic Computer skills
  • This position requires standing, walking, and sitting while working either indoors or outdoors
  • Ability to pass company’s pre-employment exam that also consists of a drug screen and physical
  • Acceptable criminal history
  • Ability to read, write and speak English to the extent that they are able to understand verbal and written instructions as well as give verbal and written instructions in English; and the ability to use simple mathematical calculations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication) to make job related calculations


Preferred Reliable Transport

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