Istrumentation Technician - Offshore

  • 1110 Unifab Road, New Iberia, LA
  • Full-time

Job Description


The instrument technician preforms all tasks and duties of an instrumentation technician discipline including but not limited to, installation or maintaining electrical control and instrumentation systems, i.e. electronics, programmable controllers, telecommunications, transmitters, and hydraulic, pneumatic systems. The instrumentation technician is responsible for all electrical and electronic instrumentation equipment pertaining to the mobilization and drilling of the well, including circulating, rotating, hoisting and well control systems, ect.  The position is also responsible for uploading maintenance and repair data into a Maintenance Management System (MMS)


  • Provide visible leadership with a Total Ownership attitude. Owns safety standards.
  • Implement computer software programs for data log and control.
  • Read and analyze drawings, schematics and equipment manuals.
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance of electrical /electronic equipment.
  • Enter maintenance and repair data into a Maintenance management system (MMS).
  • Create Job requests and work orders as required and enter into maintenance tracking system.
  • Repair or replace defective or worn electrical/electronic/instrument parts.
  • Troubleshoot miscellaneous electrical/electronic equipment.
  • Respond to emergencies as requested and coordinate onsite activities to utilize resources to facilitate repairs in the most expedient and cost effective manner.
  • Test circuit connections using electrical test equipment.
  • Participate with installations, repairs, troubleshooting, and maintaining high/low voltage electrical equipment. Also, related devices including transformers, power panels, light fixtures, receptacles, and disconnect switches.
  • Perform additional duties, responsibilities, and special projects as may be directed.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities expected for this position.

  • Knowledgeable and proficient in basic rigger’s role to ensure safe lifting operations are performed.
  • Knowledgeable of electrical systems and be skilled at working with hand, power tools and diagnostic testing equipment.
  • Must have good PC skills to include all MS Office products
  • Can demonstrate knowledge and fundamentals of the following equipment:
  • Drilling controls system
  • Power generation & control system
  • Hoisting and associated instrumentation system (drawworks)
  • Rotating and associated instrumentation system (top drive)
  • Circulating and associated instrumentation system (mud pumps)  
  • Must have good verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate in English with staff, management, customers and vendors.      
  • Education, experience, and certifications:
  • High School diploma is required.
  • Should have at least 3 years of work experience in maintaining electrical equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. The employee will be required to meet all standards required for safe operations, including but not limited to the  standards set forth by regulatory bodies having jurisdiction over the operations.

Parker Drilling provides equal opportunity for all people and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic information, military service, veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If an applicant has a disability, the applicant may request accommodations when needed to enable that person to perform their essential job functions or to allow that person to participate in employment.


This position will be located in areas subject to extreme temperatures and environments.  Travel to and from the work location may require extended layovers in unfamiliar locations by helicopter or boat.  Potential for exposure to temperature changes, wetness, confined spaces, chemicals, grease and oil are possible. Employee must be able to work a minimum of 12 hours per day, on a predetermined rotational basis.

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