Rig Personnel

Vacancy number • PUB405950

Rig Personnel

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

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About this job

  • Industry: Oil & Gas
  • Area of expertise: Drilling, Completions & Geosciences
  • Location: Queensland

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 80
  • Education level: Professional Courses


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)

Brunel in the United States

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.

At Brunel, we believe that safety is not just a priority, but a value that is integral to our company culture at all levels of our organization.

  • We establish measurable objectives and targets, consistently reviewing our activities, risks, legal obligations, and performance.
  • Brunel Americas is a proud member of Houston Business Roundtable, & Utah Safety Council, and a participant of ISNetworld RAVS Plus Audit.
  • Brunel consistently utilizes performance measuring and monitoring. This includes meticulous record keeping and routine inspections.

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While compensation is important, finding the right cultural fit is equally crucial. At Brunel, our longstanding cultures and values have contributed to a positive employee experience, which is why some candidates have chosen to stay with us for 30 + years.

  • Our values are at the center of everything we do –Entrepreneurship, Integrity, Results-driven, & Passion for people.
  • Brunel is committed to an inclusive workforce and we understand that Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are essential for a successful working culture, business, and community. Thus, Brunel takes both a global and regional approach to DE&I.

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  • With open lines of communication and a dedicated team assigned to every contractor, we strive to make every employee experience with us as easy and seamless as possible.
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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Darren Leavey is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number: PUB405950