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CWC Ironhand Drilling is a growth-oriented oil and gas drilling contractor that was founded and built around our most valuable asset: our people. As a result, we are continually pursuing enthusiastic, self-motivated, positive candidates that will complement the CWC Ironhand Drilling team.

We are accepting applications for experienced personnel: drillers, derrickhands, motorhands, floorhands, and leasehands. We are also accepting applications from inexperienced candidates with a heavy labour background. We thank all candidates for their interest in CWC Ironhand Drilling.

Please use the on-line application form as CWC Ironhand Drilling will only accept online applications.

New to the drilling industry?

Working on a drilling rig is a great way to earn an excellent wage, obtain a trade and enjoy exceptional benefits. However, this type of career is not for everyone.

Before applying, consider the following. All applicants must:

  • Hold a valid Class 5 driver's license and have access to a reliable vehicle
  • Have a current H2S Alive and Standard First Aid/CPR certificate
  • Have eGSO - This is FREE @
  • Be at least 18 years old and legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Be mechanically inclined and physically fit with a strong labour background
  • Be willing to work 12 hours a day, 14 days on, 7 days off (typical work cycle)
  • Have enough funds to purchase the necessary work gear and support themselves with meals and accommodations
  • Be willing to work away from home for extended periods
  • Be willing to work outdoors in a variety of conditions
  • Be willing to work as part of a team that may include a variety of personalities
  • Be willing to actively participate in and support all company safety policies and procedures

List of required PPE and gear

Spring Break up

What is Spring Break up and how does it affect me?

Work in the oil and gas industry is seasonal. Due to the weight of the rigs and other equipment, as well as the remote location of many wells, the job sites are often only accessible when the ground is able to support heavy loads.

For this reason, governments implement road bans when the ground is soft. During a road ban, rigs are shut down and crews are laid off. Spring break up can start as early as the end of February and last anywhere from 6 weeks to three months, depending on weather and activity levels.

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