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Start Your Career in Drilling

Starting out working on a drilling rig can be challenging; however the challenge is worth the reward. If you are a hardworking, highly motivated individual with the grit to work outdoors, this could be the career you’re looking for.

You will work outdoors in a variety of different locations and in all weather conditions. You will be part of a crew assigned to a drilling rig that’s like its own family, contributing to the success of the overall drilling program for our clients.

As an entry-level employee (Leasehand) your duties will be to provide general labor to the drilling operation, typically in the area of cleaning and maintenance of the rig. You will be introduced to various other tasks as your learning progresses, such as working on the rig floor and assisting other crew members with operation- specific duties such as rig moving. You will learn everything from the ground up, exactly the same way everyone else on the rig site has done before you.

Drilling operations are mostly in remote locations; therefore the ability to work rotational shift work away from home is absolutely necessary to pursue a career in drilling.

If you are interested in beginning your career in drilling with Citadel you must:

Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Hold a valid H2S Alive Certificate (Enform certified)
  • Have the physical strength and capability to satisfy a pre-employment physical screening
  • Have the ability to satisfy and comply with the company Drug and Alcohol policy
  • Have the required work gear and PPE suitable for the working and weather conditions
  • Have reliable transportation to the worksite
  • Have sufficient funds to cover your costs of living until you receive your first pay that will include your living allowance or subsistence pay for each day worked


Working on a Drilling Rig Video: