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Rix Energy Floorhand in Odessa, Texas

Well Service Floorhand

Position Overview:

Carries out a variety of physical activities on the well servicing floor or elsewhere on the well site as directed by the customer or well operator. This is a safety sensitive position.


  • Performs initial completions, remedial or downhole maintenance operations

  • Assists in servicing of gas and oil wells; transports rig and other vehicles to locations, rigs up/down, pulls/runs tubing, rods or casing

  • Assists in removing or installing well head and associated equipment

  • Lifts, attaches, installs, and works with matting boards and associated well equipment such as rod strippers, polish rods and pumps

  • Operates rod wrenches, tongs, elevators and other associated rig tools and equipment during well servicing operations

  • Assists with spooling or unspooling guy lines, placing and operating hydraulic jacks, and placing of emergency and safety gear

  • Maintains tubing, rod tongs and hand tools on the rig

  • Unscrews or tightens pipe, casing, tubing, and pump rods, using hand and power wrenches and tongs

  • Dismantles and repairs oil field machinery using hand tools and power tools

  • Cleans up spills

  • Keeps pipe deck and main deck areas orderly

  • Reports safety hazards, accidents or maintenance issues to rig operator or supervisor

  • Drives company vehicles over various types of road conditions and terrains, including highways, rural roads including paved and gravel surfaces, and off road situations including two track roads as needed

  • May work in shop or yard as required

  • May be requested to work outside of normal work schedule to meet customer needs

  • Performs other tasks as assigned

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Must pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening as well as background check

  • Knowledge of basic mechanical functions

  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and written.

  • Ability to interact with others in a team environment.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks at once.

  • Basic problem solving and organizational skills.

  • Excellent customer service skills, to provide world class value to customers

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing, in English, is preferred.


  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent education

  • Oilfield industry experience

  • Clean driving record

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs

  • Position requires long periods of standing and sitting and the ability to work long hours if necessary

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.

Typical Working Conditions And Hazards

  • Work is performed in all weather conditions

  • Able to perform duties with protective equipment, H2S respirator where required

  • Potential hazards include working near or with heavy tools and moving machinery

  • Potential exposure to loud noises, airborne toxins, solvents, flammable atmospheres and industrial chemicals

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