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Pense Brothers Drilling Company (referred to as the Company) has 200+ employees working in 14 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Utah. The most frequent position that we hire for is called a Driller Helper, which is an entry level position on our drilling rigs. Employees in these positions usually work 14 days straight then off 7 days. The 7 days off includes the travel time home. The shifts are 12 1/2 hours per day with the work being year round.

The job sites themselves can be very remote. Employees are either driven or flown to the job sites with their crew from centralized locations. Lodging and a daily food allowance is paid for by the Company.

The Company does conduct drug screenings, driver's license checks, physicals, reference checks, and criminal background checks on applicants. Once an employee is hired, the E-Verify System is used to check employment eligibility. Applicants must have verifiable hard labor experience, be able to handle the extreme weather conditions, be able to travel and be gone for long periods of time, follow safety policies and procedures, and not mind getting dirty. See if you have what it takes by completing the Roughneck Quiz below:

The application can be filled out electronically using Adobe Reader XI. If you do not have Adobe Reader XI installed, use the following link to install it:


Once here, complete the following steps:

After completing the application, save the whole document and email it to sherryhamby@pensebros.com with the subject line being Your Name, Application. If you would like to attach a resume, you may do that as well but it is NOT mandatory.

If you prefer, you can print and either mail or fax the application to the following:

Mail to
Pense Brothers Drilling Company
Attn: Human Resource Department
PO Box 551
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Fax to
(573) 783-4374

Please Note: The Company does not accept resumes as applications of employment but they can be sent along with the application as additional reference material. An application is required!

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by federal state or local laws.

For questions regarding employment, email sherryhamby@pensebros.com or contact us at (573) 783-3347.

Applicants Have Rights Under
Federal Employment Laws
Family and Medical Leave (English/Spanish)
Equal Employment Opportunity (English/Spanish)
. Employee Polygraph Protection Act (English/Spanish) .