Rig Electrician

  • Precision Drilling Corporation
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Feb 15, 2019
Full time Oil-and-Gas

Job Description

The Rig Electrician is responsible for installing and maintaining electrical wiring and equipment as it relates to land-based drilling rigs.


  • Installing and maintaining silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) unit, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) equipment and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) systems
  • Maintain an inventory of electrical spare equipment, housed at the rigs or in the shop
  • Test circuit connections using electrical test equipment
  • Install and repair lighting systems when required
  • Repair electrical equipment such as panel lighting, circuit breakers, junction boxes, voltage regulators and reverse current relays
  • Participate in ongoing training and company safety programs for new equipment and technologies as it becomes necessary including days off training
  • Coordinate with Electrical Foreman on the repair and refurbishment of equipment
  • Plan and propose both a maintenance required and routine repairs budget
  • Work closely with electrical contractors to ensure the best needs of the company are being met
  • Work very closely with rig crews to ensure proper training and to ensure that electronic safety systems are not bypassed
  • Ability to work on 24-hour notice in response to mechanical breakdowns
  • Various other duties as required. (Duties and responsibilities may be added or changed at any time at the discretion of your manager, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.)

Knowledge & Skills

Must hold valid driver’s license

Comprehensive knowledge of electrical operation of drilling rigs

Knowledge and working experience with Amphion Control Systems required

NOV & Canrig Top Drive Experience is required

Knowledge of local electrical codes and standards pertaining to non-hazardous and hazardous areas

Basic comprehensive mechanical knowledge on hydraulics, diesel engines, motor pumps and top drives

Must be able to read and write English, in order to prepare daily reports

Good communication, mathematical and computer skills


Minimum 5 years of electrical experience with VFD rigs or SCR training certificate