Rig Electrician


About this job

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

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Courses
  • Closing date: Sunday, January 29, 2023

About this role: Rig Electrician

Brunel Australasia are currently seeking Rig Electricians to work in QLD and SA. These are FIFO roles based out of Brisbane commencing in the New Year!

This is an exciting opportunity to enter the oil and gas drilling industry with a major international company!

This will be a contract based role for upcoming drilling activity commencing immediately. An exciting opportunity to join a major international drilling company. Seeking Candidates ideally based in South East Queensland for work in the Surat Basin.

The Rig Electrician is responsible for the preventive, routine and non-routine maintenance of the land drilling rigs and for the repair of electrical systems for all drilling related equipment of the rigs.

What you need to bring:

  • Applicants must hold a valid Electrical Journeyman’s certification or country specific equivalent
  • Experience working with AC Variable Frequency Drives, SCR drives, Generator Controls, RAPAD rigs, and Programmable Logic Controllers(PLC)
  • Demonstrated commitment to safe work practices
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Open, manual Driver’s License
  • Electrical Licence – State Required
  • Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas(EEHA)
  • Electrical Trade Certificates
  • First Aid /CPR
  • 4x4 Operate Vehicles in the Field
  • Breathing Apparatus
  • Confined Space Training
  • Gas Testing and Monitoring
  • Working At Heights
  • Wellsite Permit to Work
  • Low Voltage Rescue


  • 6 -12 Month contract
  • Great Culture | Safety Focused | Professional Team
  • Accommodation and meals provided
  • 3 Week even time roster (12hr days)
  • $900/day (guide) Incl Super)

Anything Else?

Anything Else?

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.

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Any questions remaining?

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

Account manager

Darren Leavey
Brunel Energy Australia Brisbane