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Offer posted: March 26, 2024

Horizon Drilling

Position Summary:

The Motorhand is responsible for the maintenance of the equipment specifically related to the engines that power the drilling rig. Motorhands are integral members of the rig team. This position is accountable for ensuring all equipment is clean and operating properly, assisting the Derrickhand and Driller on the drill floor, and ensuring completion of log sheets and maintenance cards. Safety is the priority for all drilling rig personnel.

Position is a full-time seasonal position. Seasonal work is based on operational requirements, project schedules, weather and environmental conditions and other factors outside our control.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Regularly maintain drilling rig engines, transmissions, heating systems, diesel-electric generators and motors, hydraulic systems, and other mechanical equipment

  • Monitor inventories for fuel, oil filters, lube oils, greases, and other service items

  • Maintain equipment logs and preventative maintenance records as required

  • Operate and maintain the engines that run the draw works, turn rotary table, and circulate drilling fluid

  • Ensure the usage of proper safety equipment

  • Ability to follow directions, comply with company guidelines, and work in a safe manner

Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work safely and plan ahead

  • Strong Leadership skills

  • Ability to work in a team setting

  • Strong communication skills

  • Good organizational skills

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Manual dexterity

  • Ability to judge distance and spatial relationships

  • Ability to work in locations across Alberta and British Columbia 

Certifications and License

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess valid H2S Alive Certification, First Aid CPR, and CSO
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the site

Special Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to complete a drug and alcohol test and obtain a “negative” result. (This test will be arranged by Horizon)
  • Must be able to complete and successfully pass a physical demands analysis test. (This test will be arranged by Horizon)
  • Must be able to lift to 50 lbs
  • Extreme weather conditions such as rain, heat/cold, and exposure to loud noises
  • Highly repetitious, fast-paced work environment


Job start date:

Rate of pay: $41.60

Location: Leduc, AB, CA

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