Winter is a busy work season on the slope. Once the ground is frozen and covered with snow, companies are allowed to build ice roads & use special low-impact vehicles to access remote areas that are off-limits during the summer months. January is when much of the winter work begins and companies are now starting to mobilize/train their workforce.

Frontier Drilling & ICE Services are both new resources listed below. If you have offshore rig experience you’ll want to send an application to Frontier. Their M/V Frontier Discoverer rig has the contract with Shell Oil to conduct exploratory drilling in the Beaufort Sea, and they are now accepting applications for many, many positions.

Other employers have jobs in maintenance, welding, equipment operation, mechanical upkeep, loader operators, etc.

Kuukpik Arctic Services is looking to hire cooks, bakers and housekeepers not only on the slope but also for their camps in the lower 48.

Are you an asbestos and lead based paint abatement worker? Watch for an email this weekend especially for you.

Remember, to apply for a position you’ll need to submit your application/resume directly with the company advertising the opening. You cannot apply for a job through my website.

If asked where you heard about a job opening, please mention my website. Thanks!

Links for each employer can be found on the Job Resources page of Once on a company’s website look for a “jobs” or “career” link. When you find the position you're interested in, apply directly online with that company.

  • Electronics Technician – pipeline inspection

  • Equipment Operator

  • Insulator
  • CIC Foreman
  • CIC Chemical Operator Level II
  • HSET Technician
  • Pipe Foreman
  • Equipment Loader Operator
  • Pipefitter Apprentice IV
  • Structural Fitter
  • Pipefitter
  • Pipefitter Apprentice III
  • Foreman, Structural
  • Pipe Welder A
  • Structural Welder / Fitter
  • Mechanic HD/LD
  • Fitter, Fabrication
  • Engineer, Project Field
  • Drilling Support Equip Oper vac,trks,tankers, etc
  • Light Duty Mechanic, Winter Work
  • Drilling Support Equip Oper(Tractor w/ Oilfield Fl
  • Equipment Loader Operator
  • Superintendent, Major Proj EI
  • Fitter
  • Expeditor / Mechanic, Winter Work
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Winter Work
  • Project Manager – Anchorage or Fairbanks

  • Asbestos Abatement (with CCI)
  • Spill Responder (with CCI)

  • Entry Level Operator
  • Administrative Assistant - Drilling and Wells
  • Field Support & Materials Managment Team Lead
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Senior Process Safety Engineer

  • Sheetmetal - Journeyman
  • Trailer Hauler- Wells Support
  • NAMD Scaffold Technician
  • Painter
  • Heavy Duty Shop Lead
  • Journeyman Electrician
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Fleet Shop
  • Area Superintendent
  • Scaffold Foreman
  • Welder Fitter 1
  • Journeyman Electrician
  • Turbine Mechanic
  • Instrument Technician
  • Heavy Duty Mechanic – Fleet Shop
  • Certified Ford Pickup Mechanic
  • Light Duty Mechanic
  • Heavy Duty Mechanic
  • Pipe/Structural Welder

  • Head Cook
  • Camp Manager

We are preparing for a drilling campaign off the north slope of Alaska for the 2010 season and we are seeking qualified personnel to assist us with this campaign. At this time, we are accepting resumes for the following positions:
  • 1st Engineer*
  • 2nd Engineer*
  • 2nd Mate *
  • 3rd Engineer*
  • 3rd Mate*
  • Chief Electrician
  • Chief Engineer*
  • Chief Mate*
  • Chief Mechanic
  • Driller
  • Electronics Technician
  • HSE Advisor
  • Ice Advisor
  • Master*
  • Mechanic
  • Rig Superintendant
  • Senior Subsea Specialist
  • Senior Toolpusher
  • Subsea Specialist
  • Toolpusher
  • Warehouseman
* All Marine positions require a USCG unlimited license & a minimum of 1 yr experience w/a drilling contractor. All other positions require a minimum of 1 yr experience with a drilling contractor on a deepwater vessel. Only candidates with experience and licensed qualifications need apply.

I’m in the process of adding this resource to my website. In the meantime, use this link to visit the Frontier Drilling website.

  • Service Specialist - Completion Tools
  • Service Leader - Completion Tools
  • Professional II -Drilling Fluids
  • Operator Assistant Drilling Fluids
  • Service Operator II -Logging and Perf - Kenai
  • Entry Level Operator Assistant I - TCP - Kenai

Note that 2 of the Halliburton jobs are not based on the slope. They are located in the city of Kenai, which is about a 3 hour drive south of Anchorage.

**New resource** ICE SERVICES
  • Camp Maintenance - Maintains hotel and support facilities
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic

I’m in the process of adding this resource to my website. In the meantime, use this link. Scroll to the bottom of the homepage to see their job postings.

Hiring for remote sites in Alaska, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Louisiana, and other states
  • Bullcooks/Second Cooks
  • Housekeepers
  • Executive Chef – North Slope only

  • Fire and Gas FEL Specialist
  • Senior As-Built Designer

  • Cook/Baker
  • Head Cook
  • Skilled Laborer
  • Waste Water Treatment Operator Level II/III

  • Welder
  • VFD Electricians
  • Technical Limit Engineer
  • Roustabout
  • Rig Mangers
  • Motorhands
  • Forklift Operators
  • Hydraulic Mechanic
  • Floorhand
  • Electrician
  • Drillers
  • Derrickman
  • Assistant Driller

Yup, Parker is still recruiting for these positions. I’m told their Liberty rig startup date has been pushed back from January 2010 to March(ish).

  • Directional Drillers
  • Electronic Technician Trainees
  • Slickline Helper Trainees
  • QHSE Specialist

For more information about these and other North Slope employers visit the Job Resources page of

Thanks everyone and best of luck to you all,