- Service Rigs
- Snubbing Units
As Canada’s largest well servicing contractor, Precision Well Servicing (PWS) provides a full slate of services including completions, workovers, abandonments, well maintenance, high-pressure and critical sour well work and re-entry preparation.
Our snubbing equipment complements our traditional well servicing business by allowing work on natural gas wells while the well bore remains under pressure and production is only temporarily suspended. We use snubbing to enhance production from gas wells. Snubbing has environmental benefits because it minimizes the use of chemicals in underground formations and reduces well-site flaring by re-circulating natural gas.
PWS service rigs, snubbing units are deployed from key centres across Western Canada.
Our rigs and our team of well servicing Toughnecks are known as the best of the best, in terms of safety, technology and service to our customers.
We invest in training and support for our people. We have an industry-leading health, safety and environment initiative called Target Zero which places a premium on safe working practices.
Learn more here about working with the best and safest team in the business.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What kind of salary and benefits can I expect?
- What is the selection process?
- How to apply?
- How do I get to work?
- Where do I live while working?
- What is the Pre-Employment Orientation?
- What do I need for gear and how much will it cost?
- How does the weather effect working hours?
- What is spring break up and how will it affect me?
- What kind of training will I receive? Does the company pay for it?
- Can I obtain certification?
- Where can I take H2S and how much does it cost?
Salary and Benefits
Precision Well Servicing offers a compensation package that is comprehensive and highly competitive in the oilfield services industry. We offer an excellent benefits program which covers life insurance, disability insurance, prescription medications, basic dental and optical and a pension plan that matches your contributions.
|Position||Wage per hour in CAD$ (2016/2017)|
Please note: the above are Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors approved rates
*Wages do not include competency increases
** INDUSTRY LEADING WAGES – Contact us for details
Daily Subsistence Allowance = $50/day (Well Servicing and Snubbing where applicable)
Toughnecks are smart, professional, strong, committed, resourceful, resilient, innovative, collaborative, high-performing and responsible.
Among the things we look for are:
- eligibility to work in Canada
- at least 18 years old
- practices and supports safety policies and procedures
- Class 5 driver’s license – Note: Applicants with (GDL)(Graduated Driver’s License) status are not permitted to operate commercial vehicles, please consult your local licensing agency
- valid H2S Alive ticket
- Physically fit and willing to work in a zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol environment
- willingness to attend a Pre-Employment Orientation
- willingness to work away from home and sometimes with short notice
Think you’re tough enough? Before applying, take our quiz to determine if you have what it takes to join the Toughnecks.
How to Apply
Toughnecks can apply online or by visiting one of our recruiting offices
How do I get to work?
Precision provides transportation for all Derrickhands, Floorhands and Snubbing Assistants to and from the worksite. The driller or operator is responsible for picking up the crew and driving them to site. Other means of transportation may include traveling by bus. The use of personal vehicles is allowed.
Where do I live while working?
The best Toughneck is flexible and willing and able to work in both camp and non-camp situations.
Non-camp situations generally require you to stay in a hotel or motel and receive a subsistence allowance to cover the cost of your food and accommodation.
There may be times you may be asked to relocate and live in hard-to-recruit areas. Many of our rigs do not work out of town and the crew travels home every night. Living allowance is generally not paid to workers who are required to live local to where the rig works.
When you are working in a camp situation, your food and lodging are provided. All rig employees stay in the same camp close to the rig and ride back and forth to the rig in the crew truck. No living allowance is paid.
Precision does not pay for your relocation costs if you move from elsewhere in Canada. Be sure to research the cost of living in the Western provinces before you move and ensure you have enough money to survive. You will need enough money to support yourself for at least three weeks after you have been hired and receive your first pay cheque.
All applicants are required to pass a pre-employment medical, physical and drug screen as part of the pre-employment process. In addition, all applicants are required to pass a 3 day Pre-Employment Orientation that involves classroom instruction. Upon hire, new employees must work a full two pay periods to be eligible for the pre-employment orientation attendance payment. Payment rates are determined by position.
When you come for your Pre-Employment Orientation, be sure to be well-rested, clean shaven, and ready to learn.
What do I need for gear and how much will it cost?
Complete clothing needs differ for each area of business and will be discussed in-depth in the Pre-Employment Orientation.
The following is a list of suggested gear (2010 Precision prices, subject to change):
|2 Pair of Coveralls|
|1 Pair of Steel Toed Boots|
|ANSI Approved Hard Hat|
|1 Pair of Rigger Gloves|
|1 Duffle Bag|
|($234.00 total – payroll deducted from first paycheque)|
|**Partial PPE Packages are available for previous employee and experienced personnel|
|1 Pair of Rain Pants||$49.00|
|Hard Hat Liner ( Winter )||$48.00|
|Bama Socks ( Winter )||$9.00|
|1 Pair of Winter Steel Toed Boots||$100-150 (Mark’s Work Wear House discount cards available)|
|Helly Hansen Top & Bottom||$167.00|
Please Note: You will also need to wear clothes under your coveralls. We recommend layers of cotton blend sweat pants, sweatshirts and sweaters in combination with long underwear and t-shirts. Wool socks also recommended. Absolutely no hooded sweatshirts or polyester clothing can be worn on any Precision worksites.
What is spring break up and how will it affect me?
Spring break up is when the rigs cannot move to the next work site because road bans are in place. Until road bans are lifted, the rig is shut down and the crews are sent home and laid off if there is no work for them on other rigs.
Spring break up can last anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months, depending on weather and activity levels. It can start as early as the end of February and continue until the beginning of June.
How does the weather effect working hours?
Service rig work can often be delayed for several reasons. The rig you are working on may shut down for short or long periods of time due to rainy weather conditions. Employees may be sent home until needed back at work and must financially plan for this.
What kind of training will I receive? Does the company pay for it?
Training starts with the Pre-Employment Orientation and continues on the rig.
After completing your 500 hour probationary period, Precision will pay for courses related to your position. For Floorhands this could include H2S Alive, Confined Space, Fall Protection and Rig Rescue, Loader Training, Driver Training and Target Zero Safety Training.
Can I obtain certification?
Besides the regular Industry recommended safety certifications all Operators, Derrickhands and Floorhands who complete the Enform Service Rig Competency Training will receive certification
Where can I take H2S and what does it cost?
You should be able to find an H2S course close to home. Look in the Yellow Pages under “Training Programs” or “Safety Consultants & Training”. Alternatively you can phone Enform, an oilfield training school, at 1-800-667-5557. This course takes one day and costs approximately $150.