Trinidad Drilling jobs

Advice from the pros: resume tips from Trinidad’s Canadian recruiters

This week on the blog, we’re talking about resume dos and don’ts with Trinidad’s Canadian recruitment team. With 37 years of combined experience between Field Services Manager, Trisha Hennig, and her team of Coordinators, Carmen Thorne, Megan Myshak, and Sarah Hallgren, this crew knows how to staff drilling rigs and they know how to do it efficiently.

Filtering through thousands of resumes a year and staffing up to dozens of rigs between the team at one time is no small feat. How can you make your resume stand out from the thousands of others? Seeking advice from the pros is always a good place to start. Continue reading

Rig life in Manitoba

The location of Trinidad’s rigs in Manitoba.
The location of Trinidad’s rigs in Manitoba.

Vern Falloon has been working in the oil patch for 25 years, and for close to a decade he’s been drilling in his home province of Manitoba. The work there has been so reliable, he’s stopped paying attention to fluctuations in the oil and gas market.

“I’ve worked as much as I want. I have never seen the highs or the lows,” said Falloon, the Rig Manager of Trinidad Rig 10.

When you think of the Canadian oil patch, you probably think of Alberta, but Trinidad Drilling operates five rigs around Virden, Man., where rig work is steady and rig life is a little different than further west. Continue reading

5 steps to get you on the rigs


Kimberly Plaquin is a Recruiting Coordinator with Trinidad Drilling. She works out of our facility in Nisku, Alta., and has been hiring rig hands for eight-and-a-half years. Plaquin helped us come up with this list of five steps you should take if you’re thinking about a career on the rigs.

Trinidad rig

1. Make sure this is the job for you

Working on a drilling rig is a great career. You get to work outside with state-of-the-art equipment and get to be part of a tight-knit team. With Trinidad, there are awesome employee benefits, and there is a ton of opportunity for career advancement. But it’s hard work and it’s not for everyone.

Here are a couple of tests you can take to see if this is a career for you: