Drilling Safety Specialist II

Health/Safety/Environmental Watonga, Oklahoma

Job Summary

Responsible for leading and supporting Health and Safety related efforts in CLR’s Drilling group in accordance with the company HSE policy.       


  • For assigned field office or work location, provides hands-on, visible H&S leadership and support to CLR’s Drilling operations; with specific focus on achieving/maintaining CLR’s HSE Policy and Vision.
  • Plays an active role in accomplishing key deliverables from the CLR Strategic HSE Objectives
  • Supports/ Coordinates/Influences all H&S efforts including, but not limited to:
  • Constantly works to identify, evaluate and control identified hazards related to Drilling operations to ensure a safe work environment for all personnel and maintain compliance with applicable company and regulatory requirements.
  • Leads local efforts on Contractor Safety Management, supports operations in pre-qualification efforts, contractor orientation and performance monitoring, D&A programs.
  • Supports the development, delivery and documentation of H&S training.
  • Plays an active role in the development, implementation and continual improvement of CLR H&S policies, standards, procedures, guidelines and alerts.
  • Tracks and trends H&S performance data for Drilling operations (i.e. incidents, near misses, hazard identification, regulatory activity, etc.), provides analysis and recommendations.
  • Leads/assists the Drilling operations team with incident investigations, identification of root causes and development/ implementation of corrective actions.
  • Plans and coordinates specialized 3rd party consultant support and technical resource requirements, and ensures H&S initiatives support Drilling operation needs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Proven team player


  • Bachelor’s degree in H&S (or a related discipline) preferred.
  • 5+ years of E&P related H&S work experience at least, preferably in Drilling operations.
  • Knowledge of H&S regulatory requirements.
  • Must live within a 60 mile radius of the Watonga Field Office
  • Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record
  • An acceptable pre-employment background and drug test. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stoop, stand, walk, pull, carry instruments, and climb stairs and ladders for extended period of time
  • Regular bending, crouching, pulling and kneeling to check equipment and gauges
  • Ability to one arm carry up to 25lbs. without assistance
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30lbs. without assistance
  • Work safely with machinery and equipment
  • Must be able to exert up to 40lbs. of force occasionally and up to 20 lbs. frequently to move or manipulate objects
  • Working environment includes exposure to extremely loud noises in field, Hazardous Chemicals, and Hydrocarbons that may be under extreme pressure for which appropriate safety measures are required
  • Ability to work outside in adverse weather conditions for extended periods of time safely
  • The ability to inspect and have close visual acuity to perform activities.
  • Capable of driving distances of 150 miles or more per day during all types of weather conditions
  • Ability to work significant amounts of time as required in completing job responsibilities.