Rig Technician – Level 2


Rig Technicians operate oil and gas drilling rigs. The Rig Technician – Level 2 credential confirms the holder can also perform the tasks of a Rig Technician – Level 1 credential (See separate listing). A Rig Technician Level 2 is also known as a Derrickhand (Level 2).

Derrickhands are responsible for:

  • Operating and maintaining drilling fluid systems and pumps during drilling
  • Mixing fluid chemicals and additives as required by the program
  • Handling sections of drill string assembly from a platform on the rig derrick during tripping operations
  • Monitoring and recording mud flows and volumes and fluid properties (i.e. mud weight)
  • Working under the direction of the Driller and assisting the Driller with crew supervision, ensuring the crew works safely and efficiently
  • Participating in rig mobilization and de-mobilization (rig-up and tear-out)

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