Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Employment type: Permanent Employee


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Clair Ridge Toolpusher

Published 23.01.2023

Odfjell Technology delivers safe, efficient, and sustainable solutions that save time, cost, and reduce carbon emissions for our clients.  Our people connect 50 years of industry experience with the technology of tomorrow. With projects in more than 20 countries we are looking for talented people who can help us overcome the today’s challenges and realise the opportunities ahead.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Toolpusher with our cyber base Clair Ridge team.  

Role Purpose: 

Supervises the workactivity of all Odfjell Drilling personnel on shift, carrying out objectivesestablished by the Senior Toolpusher. Essential functions include problemsolving, conducting inspections, interacting with other rig departments, andcommunicating directions to the Performance Toolpusher and / or Driller. Theultimate objective of this position is to complete successful offshore oiland/or gas wells to the satisfaction of the Client, Company management andwithin compliance of applicable regulations.


  • Manages and directs the daily activities of the drilling department in accordance with client goals and within Company guidelines/policy.
  • Be knowledgeable in the Company management systems to ensure compliance with procedure.
  • Operates the drilling equipment in accordance with safe and acceptable practices within company guidelines/policy.
  • To be on location at critical points in the operation or to ensure adequate supervision is available.
  • Ensure that all Drilling, Completions and Service Provider personnel carry out work activities in accordance with the Client and Odfjell Drilling procedures.
  • Conducts/oversees pre-task and post-task meetings with Drill crew to communicate daily/task objectives, special instructions, safety precautions, procedure compliance and gather lessons learnt.
  • Conducts internal assessments (where applicable) to company standards and procedures on activities within your area of competence.
  • Act as an Area Authority to ensure all work activities in the Drilling package and associated areas are controlled under the permit to work system.
  • Continual improvement and transfer of experience.
  • Conducts pre-tour meetings with drill crew to communicate daily objectives, special instructions, safety precautions and training activities as required.
  • Attend appropriate well control schools.Maintain appropriate well control certification and operate the drilling unit in accordance with safe well control practices and in compliance with local regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledgeable and able to perform procedures for circulating kick out in accordance with all well control scenarios.
  • Responsible for conducting competence assessments in conjunction with the Odfjell Drilling Competence Assurance Management System (CAMS).
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with other department heads, supervisors, operator’s representatives, subcontractors and other personnel on the drilling unit.
  • Eliminate any waste, and establish a cost conscious planning effort within area of responsibility.
  • Ensure that adequate levels of inventory for the drilling system equipment area maintained, accurately inventoried and preserved.
  • Review all Operational/Technical Bulletins and implement all directives as required.


  • Direct emergency team in executing emergency assignments in accordance with station bill.
  • Direct drill crew response in the event of well control procedures.
  • Direct drill crew rig abandonment procedures.
  • Direct drill crew response in the event of fire; knows location of and trains drill crew in the use of alarm systems.
  • Renders assistance within personal qualifications and/or coordinates medical services in case of personal injury.
  • In addition they must have the:

    – Ability to identify condition in drilling related area that could lead to an emergency.
    – Ability to identify condition in other areas that could lead to an emergency.
    – Ability to act accordingly in emergency situation.
    – Understanding of rig abandonment procedure.


  • Toolpusher is authorised to stop drilling operations if he thinks the work is being performed in an improper manner.
  • Toolpusher is authorised to change procedures and instructions. This is to be done in conjunction with the Senior Toolpusher.
  • Toolpusher is authorised to order required equipment and materials.


  • Performance Toolpusher or Driller if suitably qualified.

Qualifications and/orExperience: 

  • Hands on experience of NOV Equipment on 5th / 6th Cyber Generation Platform is preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years experience as a Toolpusher ideally within platform drilling
  • Cyber rig experience as Driller / Toolpusher
  • Must hold a current IWCF Level 4 well control certificate
  • Hold the minimum certification required to work offshore
  • The right to work in the UK


Why you should join our team

The Odfjell group recognises that the shift to renewable energy requires a new way of thinking. By leveraging diverse, cross-functional teams we drive innovation, sustainability, and technological improvements across the business. Our people are at the heart of what we do to drive change as we continue to shape and grow the business. 

We strive to create a satisfying and motivating workplace for our employees and an arena for sharing experiences with a focus on ongoing learning and development. Our employees report high levels of empowerment, open dialogue, and trust. 

We believe that diversity and inclusion are pre-conditions to succeed in a global marketplace. We believe our company values should be reflected in the everyday behaviour of our leaders and employees alike. 

We offer: 

  • Learning and development support
  • Collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment
  • Part of a global company with opportunities for growth and development.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Company sick pay
  • Group personal pension scheme



We live our core values – creative, competent, result oriented, committed – while always being safety conscious.