Derrickhand - Onshore Oil/Gas Drilling

Date:  25 May 2024

Toowoomba, QLD, AU, 4350

Company:  Ventia

We are on the lookout for rig crew to support our growing drilling operations. If you have experience as a Derrickhand, we would love to hear from you!  Ventia's Rig and Well Services, is Australia's largest provider of onshore drilling and well servicing. With more than 40 years' experience, many of the world's biggest resources and energy companies trust us with their drilling and well servicing operations, throughout Queensland and Western Australia. Be a part of a company that has long-term work within the oil and gas and minerals sector offering great career stability. 

As industry experts in the drilling field, we provide our teams with:

  • Consistent, even-time, lifestyle roster. 
  • Ventia has its own fleet of planes to transfer you to and from site
  • Exposure to different style rigs with the latest technologies
  • Our operations management team is engaged with our crews and foster a great working culture and looks after the well-being of our employees
  • You are not just a number you are a part of a tight knit team
  • Exceptional safety records, standards and practices
  • Nationally accredited and ongoing training
  • Accommodation in our award-winning camps & food cooked by qualified chefs
  • Ventia’s Rigs and Well Services contract is part of the wider Ventia business, offering a variety of opportunities for career development
  • Work with talented crews who are passionate about the work we do
  • Free and confidential 24/7 access to EAP and Ventia's Health Minds Program, 2021 'Best Mental Health Program' winner in the National Safety Awards of Excellence


  • Previous experience in Oil & Gas Drilling as a Derrickhand or above (mandatory)
  • FIFO or DIDO from Toowoomba 
  • Accredited certification for the role (Certificate II and III in Onshore Oil/Gas Drilling)
  • Open Manual Drivers Licence (Car or Higher)
  • Australian-based experience


If you believe that you meet the above criteria, please click the 'apply' button. Position Reference Number: 157843

Ventia is enriched by the diverse experiences, talents and cultures that our people bring to the organisation, while celebrating and respecting the communities we operate in. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment that provides equal opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGTBQI+, Women, Veterans and spouses and people with disabilities.
NOTE: If you have not previously worked on a rig and want to start your career you need to apply to the 'Entry Level Leasehand' position. These roles are for experienced rig crew members only.

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