Position: Pumphand

Positions Available 4
Industry Oil & Gas
Location 611 Torbay Road, Suite 1
Hourly Rate N/A
Salary N/A
Start Date 14th Aug 17
Contract type Contract
Reference ID 9812
Contact Shauna Pierce shauna.pierce@puglisevich.com

Position details





Suite 302, 3rd Floor

Kenmount Business Center

66 Kenmount Road

St. John’s, NL  A1B 3V7

REPORTS TO: Driller / Assistant Driller


LOCATION: Offshore Newfoundland
TYPE OF RIG: Semi-Submersible, Barents
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full Time, 15 Month Contract



JOB SUMMARY:  Work in pump room and operate and maintain mud pump and mud mixing equipment.  Maintain records and logs of additives to the drilling fluid and the varying properties of the mud.



  • High School Diploma or Equivalent. Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education
  • 2+ years previous experience as a pumphand
  • Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates
  • Must pass Physical, Drug Screen and Background /Pre-Employment Screening Checks.
  • Must have Basic Survival Training, H2S Alive, First Aid, WHMIS 2015, Fall Protection and Confined Space Entry.




  • Monitor the weight, viscosity, pH, and solids content of the drilling fluid.  Keep records and notify supervisors of any irregularities.
  • Understand the effects that various chemical additives have on the properties and condition of the drilling fluid
  • Monitor the mud pumps and mud pits during operations.  Report any unexplained pit level increase/decrease to the Driller
  • Participate in pre-job meeting with the drilling crew for all non-routine drilling operations
  • Check and monitor oil levels of machinery in areas such as mud pump room and mud processing area and change or add oils with necessary
  • Maintain daily log of drilling chemicals and mud materials
  • Line up mud pumps, mud pits and flow paths with valves as required.  Ensure instructions given are fully understood and complied with
  • Perform daily maintenance on all mud pumping and mud mixing equipment.  Ensure permit to work and isolation procedures is followed
  • Operated forklift, gantry crane and/or manual dolly to transport sacks of dry chemical additives as required to maintain correct drilling fluid properties
  • Operate all drilling fluid handling and treatment equipment in the pump/pit room in accordance with operational requirements.  Mix and tread drilling fluid as per Mud Engineer’s instructions
  • Assist in completing mud reports and daily activity report in log books and IADC report
  • Maintain records of mud pump hours



  • Maintain pump/pit room in a clean, tidy, and hazard free condition
  • Ensure all Company policies and procedures are adhered to while carry out assigned duties
  • Report any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to the Driller or Assistant Driller
  • Actively participate in the weekly meetings, Quality Improvement Plan program, and all other Company safety management systems
  • Actively participate in drilling operations safety drills as and when required



  • Meets the training requirements according to the applicable training matrix
  • Understudy the Assistant Driller and deputized as required
  • Promote and maintain good working relationship with other departments, third party personnel and Client representatives
  • Maintain discipline onboard and ensure compliance with Company disciplinary procedures


It is the objective of Transocean and Puglisevich to ensure employment equity within the workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities having the capability, qualifications and experience to make application for this position. Qualified residents of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador will be given first consideration in the staffing of these positions.

Please forward resumes to Shauna.Pierce@puglisevich.com for consideration. 

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Company Info

Company: Puglisevich