Operations Manager of the Drilling Division

May 15 2020
Alpha Inc. |Kahului|Full Time
Job Description



The Operations Manager is responsible for planning, managing and overseeing all activities pertaining to the drilling division, quality, safety, and administration of all projects in accordance with the company procedures and regulations.  This position develops drilling strategies and internal process controls, to ensure achievement of company revenue and profitability objectives.  The Operations Manager provides leadership and confidence to the drilling team and assists in decision making that impact potential issues and outcomes of drilling projects.




-  Direct and oversee all aspects of the drilling operations as it relates to safety, quality, cost control, project schedule, contract administration and employee relations.

-  Collaborate with the President to set strategic direction and standards for operational performance, sustainability, and growth.

-  Continually search for new opportunities and manage process for preparing proposals including assignment of process tasks and progress toward due dates to ensure adequate time for review and timely submission of proposals.

-  Direct, plan, and manage utilization of project resources (equipment, budget and personnel) to maximize efficiency and customer satisfaction.  Identify areas to improve operations in order to achieve or exceed key performance indicators and targets.

-  Maintain oversight and hands-on involvement with current projects, vendor relationships, company personnel and project targets.  Develop internal process controls and ensure compliance with policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

-  Lead drilling operations organizational planning, development and execution including monthly tracking and monitoring performance through routine reporting and operational meetings.  Conduct weekly/monthly/final project reviews to ensure cost containment and process improvement.

-  Ensure compliance with all laws and regulations.  Maintain familiarity with government regulations, contract stipulations for each current contract, and company policies and best practices.

-  Drive safety initiatives and awareness in assigned areas.  Ensure items on annual risk assessments are addressed and completed.

-  Work closely with the President and Controller to report all financial results and manage all financial needs of organizational operations (e.g. materials, overhead).  Review quarterly results and analysis against budget and ensure visibility for performance management of cost controls.

-  Responsible for hiring, coaching, professional development and performance management of drilling staff as needed.

-  Manage team schedules to maximize performance, minimize overtime, plan for vacation and absences.

-  Partner with Human Resources to lead and conduct employee performance appraisals.

-  Travel to construction drilling project sites, as needed.

-  Perform other duties as assigned.




-  AAS or BA college degree in Construction Management or related field preferred.

-  Minimum seven (7) years of drilling rig experience required.

-  Minimum five (5) years of management experience required.

-  Experience working with top-drive, rotary, table drive, hammers and tricones preferred.

-  IADC Certificate preferred.

-  Project Management background a plus.

-  Proficiency in Microsoft Suites - Word, Excel and MAC Suites required.

-  Proficiency in Bluebeam, or Adobe Acrobat preferred.




-  Strategic Agility – Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.

-  Business Acumen – Knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization; know the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.

-  Process Management – Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can’t; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources.

-  Managing & Measuring Work – Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress, and results; provide consistent and constant progress feedback.

-  Negotiating – Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups; can settle differences with minimum noise; can win concessions without damaging relationships; can be both direct and forceful as well as diplomatic; gains trust quickly of other parties to the negotiations; has a good sense of timing.

-  Conflict Management – Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.

-  Communication – Communicates well both verbally and in writing in order to convey information effectively and efficiently, shares information and ideas with others and has good listening skills.

-  Leadership – Strong leadership and organizational skills with a proven ability to effectively influence others and resolve client, project and technical issues.  Promote organizational mission and goals and show the way to achieve them.

-  Integrity/Ethics – Deals with others in a straightforward, respectful, ethical and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality and supports company values.

-  Drive for Result – Targets and achieves results in a consistent manner, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, pushes self and others for results, accepts accountability.

-  Building Effective Teams – Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.