Rig Personnel

Vacancy number • PUB405950

Rig Personnel

  • Queensland
  • Closes 27 February
  • 80 hours
  • Professional Courses

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About this job

  • Branch: Oil & Gas
  • Area of Expertise: Drilling, Completions & Geosciences
  • Location: Queensland

What is required?

  • hours per week: 80
  • Education level: Professional Courses
  • Closing date: Tuesday, 27 February 2024


Brunel are currently working with a number of oil and gas clients looking for Land Rig Personnel to join their teams. This is an exciting opportunity to enter the oil and gas drilling industry with major international companies.

About this role

Our clients are looking for crew to support their Land Rig operations in Australia, they are looking for qualified Leasehands, Floorhands, Motorhands, Derrickhands and Assistant Drillers.

Points of assembly for these projects are Brisbane, Toowoomba and Adelaide
  • Cert 2 in Drilling in Oil and Gas
  • Have the full right to live and work in Australia
  • Physical strength and stamina
  • The ability to work long hours and in extreme weather conditions
  • Must be able to work at heights
  • Able to follow directions and company policies
  • Must be able to complete on job and other training within allocated time
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Valid open and manual full driver’s license
  • Awareness of Chain of Responsibility Regulations
  • A general knowledge of machinery is considered to be an asset
  • Must be a team player, good communicator, have sound safety appreciation, time management and competent computer skills
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all seasons; 12 hours a day, for extended periods away from home location. Vigorous manual labor required
  • Clean National Police Clearance Record (less than 1 month old)


The following valid certifications are preferred, though training can be provided to exceptional candidates

  • Industry Safety Induction (or DCGI with current industry experience)
  • First response to fire incidents (less than 4 years old)
  • Operate Breathing Apparatus (less than 1 year old)
  • First Aid (including CPR) (less than 3 years old)
  • Enter and work in Confined Space with Gas Test Atmospheres (less than 2 years old)
  • Wellsite Permit to Work (Holder) (less than 2 years old)
  • Working at Heights with Gotcha Kit (less than 3 years old)
  • Operate Vehicles in the Field (4WD certificate) (less than 5 years old

Leasehand, Floorhand and Motorhand roles MUST have valid certifications (additional to preferred certifications):

  • Certificate II in Oil/Gas Drilling Operations (On shore)
  • Front End Loader (minimum requirement of RIIMPO321 or RIIMPO304)

Derrickhand role MUST have valid certifications (additional to preferred certifications):

  • Certificate III in Oil/Gas Drilling Operations (On shore)
  • Current IWCF Level 2 Certificate

Assistant Driller (AD) role MUST have valid certifications (additional to preferred certifications):

  • Certificate III in Oil/Gas Drilling Operations (On shore)
  • Current IWCF Level 3 Certificate

Driller role MUST have valid certifications (additional to preferred certifications):

  • Certificate IV in Oil/Gas Drilling Operations (On shore)
  • Current IWCF Level 3 Certificate
  • Wellsite Permit Authority (Rev 3)


  • 12 Month contract
  • Training provided
  • Great Culture | Safety Focused | Professional Team
  • Flights, Accommodation and meals provided
  • Eeven time roster (12hr days)

About Brunel

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.

Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 40 countries, 100+ offices and 45 years of successful operation.

Brunel is proud to be equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

Empowering people is our business. Our specialist recruiters strive to connect talented individuals with opportunities that align not only with your immediate expectations, but your long-term career trajectory as well. Brunel has built a reputation for working with some of the world’s largest and most innovative businesses. Talk to us about how we can help you to reach your goals.

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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Darren Leavey quoting publication number: PUB405950