Casing Tech

Ur-Energy   Rawlins, WY   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on April 29, 2024

Position summary:

Responsible for all facets of well installation and drill contractor support.

This is the entry-level classification distinguished by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned and in assisting higher-level staff in performing the more complex and difficult tasks. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the second level. Employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under the immediate supervision of the Drilling Supervisor, or with assistance from other more experienced Casing Techs while learning job tasks.

Essential Functions:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assuring drill rigs are supplied with appropriate casing materials, supplies and equipment.
  • Measuring casing and delivering cementing equipment and materials to drill rigs.
  • Troubleshooting and repairing cementers and grouters.
  • Topping off cased wells.
  • Ensuring adequate drill water is available.
  • Ensuring environmental aspects of drilling program are in compliance.
  • Operation of heavy equipment as assigned.
  • Attendance
  • Other duties as assigned.

Become familiar with the use of the following tools, equipment and procedures:

-  Pickup trucks                     -  Basic vehicle maintenance             -  Lockout procedures

-  Hand tools                          -  Drills, saws, grinders                        -  Emergency response

-  On site chemicals             -  Forklifts                                              -  Cementers/cement

-  Trailers                               -  Water trucks                                      - Generators                                      

-  Hose reel                           -  Grouters                                               - Backhoe

-  Grader or other heavy equipment

The preceding examples are representative of the assignments performed by this position and are not intended to be all-inclusive.

Education and Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Valid driver’s license; insurable driving record.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Oral and written communication skills; clearly document daily activities in logbooks; ability to prepare basic reports. Track records for activities including MITs and swabbing.
  • Ability to read and understand documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Basic math skills and ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentages.
  • Familiarity with computer and/or tablet for basic functions.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions whether furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Track current inventory for drilling or construction material needs and notify supervisor when additional materials are required. Identify problem areas in the field and relate to supervisor. Coordinate field work with other crew members.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to develop materials lists from basic construction drawings and P&ID’s.

Safety practices and policy:

The employee must be knowledgeable about and follow the Company's safety policies and procedures.

Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demand and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be mobile (walking, standing); to use hands and arms for various tasks; to see and hear adequately to perform all essential functions and maintain a safe work environment. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. 

Work Environment: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to mechanical parts and outside weather conditions and may be exposed to high and precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to routine industrial hazards which may include fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock. There is the potential that the employee will be exposed to low-level radiation.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.