Driller Job description


  • Receive instructions for drilling parameters (weight on bit, rotary table rpm, pressures and pump outputs) as well as other work procedures (type and expected life of bit, mud characteristics, bore control etc.), and ensure their correct application. Whenever deemed necessary, within the specified limits, change the drilling parameters to improve the drilling progress;
  • Receive handover for the previous shift and verify the status of operations and equipment before beginning his shift;
  • Check and set up the equipment necessary for the assigned shift, i.e. drill pipes and other tubular material, x-over, etc;
  • Operate the drawwork during drilling activities and complex manoeuvres;
  • Assist rig down/rig up operations by coordinating and controlling;
  • Ensure that all reporting routines are followed and that all equipment related paperwork are carried out within his area of responsibility. Specifically he/she must:
    •  fill up a daily drilling report for the activities performed during his/her shift describing the work carried out and the equipment utilized;
    •  Update the pipe tally book and draft dimensioned drawings of the equipment run in the well;
  • Ensure that all orders and instructions received verbally or in writing are fully understood and adhered to;
  • Be safety conscious in all his/her work and use compulsory protective equipment;
  • Responsible for safe working conditions on the drill floor at all times;
  • Ensure that his subordinates use compulsory protective equipment;
  • Be familiar with all relevant work and safety procedures issued by Company and Operator;
  • Apply and ensure the correct application of prescribed safety standards and regulations, and take part in emergency drills and safety meetings;
  • Issue Safe Job Analysis before start-up of non-routine operation or job and ensure completion of risk assessments where required;
  • Instruct all personnel assigned to him for assistance of their duties and responsibilities and of any special safety precaution to be taken prior to start-up of any work;
  • Carry out BOP and pit level drill etc. in accordance with regulations laid down by Government Authorities or Operating Company;
  • Promptly report all accidents, near-miss accidents and non-conformance through the proper channels;
  • Intervene promptly and opportunely in emergencies, at the same time notifying the superior in charge;
  • Ensure that good housekeeping is maintained on the drill floor;


  • At least 5 to 8 years experience on land / offshore drilling Rigs. Of these years, minimum 3 years must be as a Driller on Land / offshore Drilling Rigs.
  • The individual has Safety, Communication & supervisory skills.
  • Proficient in Computer, confident with Microsoft office: Word, Excel, Access, Power point etc.,
  • Must have a valid wellcap Supervisor level certificate
  • Other drilling related certificates
  • Top drive experience
  • Fluent in English language.




For nearly 10 years Undutchables works with full satisfaction together with Together Abroad.
We started with just posting our jobs on their job board, and throughout the years our cooperation has grown into a valuable partnership.

Since last year Together Abroad present their workshop “How to find a job in The Netherlands” also at the 4 Undutchables offices to our candidates. We are happy to be able to provide such great and reliable service to our candidates.
And we look forward to continue our fruitful cooperation in the future.

Kirsten Jansen - van den Broek Undutchables

We have worked with Together Abroad as advertisers since their inception in 2009.

During this time, we have found them to be very responsive to our needs and very pleasant people to work with.

I would certainly recommend them as reliable and responsive business partners with an eye to the market and having their fingers on the pulse of the Dutch employment sector.


Ray Paker - Madison Parker International

I have known Linda since the inception of Together Abroad and have always been impressed by her passion for the world of internationals and the energy and drive they have invested in their business.

She have built an important portal for the international community in the Netherlands providing information, trainings and job opportunities to this group.

The job board is an important resource to Adams and gives us greater exposure to the jobs we advertise and an additional source of candidates.


Maureen Adam - Adam's Multilingual Recruitment