Roustabout Training

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Since 1982, Doyon Drilling, Inc. and Tanana Chiefs Conference have worked in partnership to recruit, select, train, and hire Doyon shareholders to become roustabouts.

Roustabout is an entry-level position within Doyon Drilling, Inc. This program provides a perfect opportunity for individuals interested in careers in the oil and gas industry, but who do not have experience on an oil rig.

Be aware that roustabout training has changed. Now, if an applicant is selected for further review, they will go through an interview process. Finalists will be placed in a pool and contacted for employment opportunities on an as-needed basis. When needed, applicants will be asked to participate in a week-long class conducted by Doyon Drilling, Inc. before going to the North Slope.

The recent recruitment period for Roustabout Class 36 with training to be held for 3 consecutive weeks in early 2015 at the University of Alaska Anchorage Mining and Petroleum Training Service center in Anchorage, Alaska closed November 21, 2014. Updates will be made to when information comes available for the next roustabout recruitment. For more information about roustabout, please contact shareholder outreach at or 907-459-2127.

Doyon Roustabout Class 35 Graduates – April 2014 Doyon Shareholder Newsletter

Eric Chandler
Eric Chandler

“Each day can be different, so you get multiple experiences in completing your task assignments in support of drilling operations and the opportunity to move up if you apply yourself and work safely.” click here

Harold Walker
Harold Walker

“I believe what makes a good roustabout is someone who has the desire to work hard, support their co-workers and the ability to work safely at all times” click here