Winch Operator


Winch Operator

@ International Snubbing Services


  • Load and unload equipment.
  • Assist in rig-up and rig-down on HWO or Snubbing unit and related equipment.
  • Operate the CB winch during pipe tripping operation with all tubular sizes.
  • Assist on all ground operations during HWO pipe rack operations.
  • Inspect winch packages for correct installation on gin pole and hydraulics for leaks and other visible problems.
  • Maintain general housekeeping; cleaning, painting equipment, etc. on location and at yard.
  • Check all lift/winch cables for kinks, broken wires, end splices, safety links, swivels, shackles, and lift nubbins that are being used are in a safe working order. 
  • Function test winch equipment while fully rigged up.
  • Correctly install all cables on gin pole. (Counter Balance, Main Hoist and Scoping cable)
  • Assist in basket operation as trainer and replacement.
  • Perform basic maintenance duties, lubricating and fueling equipment.
  • Inspect lay down line and strap for wear.
  • Operate choke manifold and line up circulating manifold to stand pipe or kill line.
  • Report all near misses and injuries immediately to the supervisor.
  • Handle and weigh drilling or brine fluids.
  • Attend and take an active role in daily safety meetings.
  • Participate in company reporting systems: Hazard Hunt, SHARP Card, and Incident notification.



  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experienced in forklift operation.
  • Maintain valid Well Control Certification.
  • HUET, Water Survival and Basic Firefighting
  • Knowledge of and ability to read and comprehend equipment certification and test charts.
  • FAST Training
  • Behavior Based Safety System and Risk Assessments. 


  • Ability to enter confined spaces by use of ladders or other access devices up to 20 feet
  • Perform work in all types of weather conditions
  • Perform duties with all protective equipment and H2S respirator when required.

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Location: Arnaudville, LA
Date Posted: October 26, 2022
Application Deadline: December 28, 2022
Job Type: Full-time