Drilling Operations Director jobs in the United States

Drilling Operations Director directs and oversees the drilling, production, and engineering operations for an organization. Oversees all aspects of planning and executing drilling projects, developing oil and gas fields, and analyzing reserves. Being a Drilling Operations Director is responsible for directing revisions or enhancements to troubleshoot and solve drilling problems. May coordinate drilling contractors and production managers/superintendents. Additionally, Drilling Operations Director requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a top management. The Drilling Operations Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Drilling Operations Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)

Director of Operations
  • BICO Drilling Tools Inc
  • Houston, TX FULL_TIME
  • Description

    BICO Drilling Tools, Inc., designs and manufactures standard and customized equipment including Down Hole Motors, Thru-Tubing Motors, PBL Bypass Subs and Jetting Tools, Non-Mag Collars, Drilling Jars, Shock Absorbers, and Even Wall® Power Sections. BICO is a subsidiary of the Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment group of companies.

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    At BICO, we look for people who will show up as their whole self because we value diversity. So be sure to check whether you’re aligned with our company values and culture. If you think you can see yourself delivering WOW as a member of the BICO family, then check out the job description below!


    •  We strive to be a reliable and responsive long-term partner for our customers
    •  We are dedicated to integrity and honesty and act accordingly
    •  We are committed to continuous improvement
    •  We strive to be a diverse company attractive for our employees and offer them  

       challenging opportunities in a performance-oriented organization

    •  We promote an environment of transparency, trust and empowerment
    •  We encourage and reward innovative behavior
    •  We are dedicated to operate in a safe and environmentally responsible manner
    •  We are committed to long-term growth and sustainable energy


    •  Great medical, dental, and vision
    •  401K program
    •  A generous Employee Referral Program
    •  A multitude of benefits and incentives to stay healthy and fit
    •  Plenty of paid time off for life, vacations, staycations, and rest
    •  Flexible schedules
    •  Employee recognition program


    The primary duties of the Director of Operations will include direct contact and communication with all District Managers including international districts. Development and oversight of operating policies and procedures, organize and coordinate all activities associated with the delivery of BICO's drilling motors and tools to the company’s customer base. This role will need to have a high sense of urgency and responsiveness to all critical operational needs. 



    •  Develop and execute strategic plans to optimize overall operational efficiency and effectiveness, with a primary focus on profit and loss (P&L) responsibilities.
    •  Develop and manage budgets for operations, monitoring expenses and ensuring cost-effective operations.
    •  Responsible for maintaining a high quality of the services delivered to the customer
    •  Analyze financial data and key performance indicators (KPIs) to identify areas for improvement and implement cost-effective solutions to enhance profitability.
    •  Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive process improvements, streamline workflows, and implement best practices to maximize operational performance.
    •  Collaborate with the quality team to continuously improve product quality and reliability. Stay abreast of industry trends and technological advancements, leveraging new tools and techniques to enhance product offerings.
    •  Work closely with customer-facing teams to ensure timely delivery, responsiveness, and overall customer satisfaction.
    •  Lead, mentor, and develop the operations team, fostering a culture of collaboration, growth, and excellence.
    • Support training and skill development initiatives to enhance team capabilities Collaborate closely with sales, engineering, and other departments to align operational goals with overall company objectives.
    •  Work closely with customer-facing teams to ensure timely delivery, responsiveness, and overall customer satisfaction


    •  Bachelors degree in related field required OR Extensive experience within related field 
    •  3 years as senior management including 5 years management experience within downhole drilling operations required
    •  Fluent in English with strong written and communication skills
    •  Proven track record optimizing manufacturing operations 
    •  In-depth knowledge of downhole drilling motors/tools and industry best practices
    •  Exceptional multitasking and adaptability in fast-paced environments 
    •  Quick information evaluation and practical judgment
    •  Unwavering commitment to high personal conduct standards and professionalism 
    •  Excellence in independent tasks, building respectful relationships across all levels 
    •  Balances autonomy with collaborative teamwork, fostering a cooperative culture


    •  Ability to travel domestically and internationally, 30% or more
    •  Ability to lift and carry heavy equipment and components, up to 25 pounds 
    •  Operate basic office equipment
    •  Sit and/or stand for long periods of time, up to 8-10 hours a day 
    •  Walk/travel to production areas while wearing appropriate PPE, which at a minimum includes safety glasses, steel toe shoes and a hard hat
    •  Operate a motor vehicle per company Vehicle Use Requirements


    All employees have a responsibility to do everything they can to prevent injury to themselves, their fellow employees and others that may be affected by their actions or omissions at work. Employees are expected to become familiar and follow Company's safety policies and procedures and immediately report any incidents that may lead to injury or environmentally unsound conditions that could lead to an incident. Employees should ensure they use any equipment in accordance with the training and instruction received, inform their Team Leader or Manager of any serious or imminent danger, and ensure good housekeeping is maintained within their workspace. 

    Our success in reaching our QHSE objectives is achieved through:

    •  Each of us being responsible for, and committed to, the health and safety of ourselves, of our teams, and of all those who support our operation. We are committed and accountable for reducing hazards and risks in our workplace
    •  Acting in accordance with regulatory requirements in the countries where we operate, supported by internal and external audits while working toward compliance in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 International standards
    •  Integrating QHSE processes into the design and engineering of our assets and services
    •  All BICO employees shall comply with all applicable EHS legal and other requirements

    Employee signature below indicates employee’s understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the job. 

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    This job description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the job described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Supervisors may assign additional functions and requirements as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign additional tasks for the employee to perform as the Company may deem appropriate. 

    BICO Drilling Tools, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, age, veteran’s status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law

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Income Estimation for Drilling Operations Director jobs
$200,803 to $287,880

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