Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Process

How do I apply for a position with Pacific Drilling?

All individuals interested in an open position must submit an on-line application through the Pacific Drilling Careers web site at www.pacificdrilling.com/careers. You may search our current positions by keywords and or locations.

I don’t see a position I am interested in but would like to be considered for future openings. What should I do?

You may add your information to our database as a candidate in the Careers section by clicking Join Our Talent Community. This will allow recruiters to search for your set of skills should a position become available. The Pacific Drilling Talent Community will also allow you to sign up for Job Alert Notifications to continuously keep you updated on positions that may match your skill set. Our career website is updated on a daily basis, so check back regularly for new postings.

Do you accept resumes or applications via e-mail?

No. At Pacific Drilling, we do not accept paper applications or resumes (e.g. faxes, emails, etc.). To apply, visit www.pacificdrilling.com/careers and search our current positions by keyword or location or Join Our Talent Community to get started.

What is the current status of my application?

Upon completion of the online application process, applicants receive a confirmation email. At this point, the application is submitted to the position(s) of your choice. Applications are screened for the most qualified candidates to proceed to the next step in the process. With regret, due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to personally respond to all applicants. Generally, all applicants will receive an email when the position is closed.

I met the qualifications for a position. Why wasn’t I contacted?

You may be competing with a large number of qualified candidates. Applications are screened for the most qualified candidates to proceed to the next step in the process. With regret, due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to personally respond to all applicants. If selected for an interview, or if additional information is needed, a Pacific Drilling representative will contact you directly via email or telephone. Generally, all applicants will receive an email when the position is closed.

Interview Process

Our Recruitment team works with hiring managers to assess candidates for each and position. When your application is selected, a member of our team will contact you to initiate the interview process. A minimum of three (3) interviewers, including Line Management and Human Resources is required.

Offer Process

The Interview Team selects the most-qualified candidate according to the requirements of the Position. If you’ve successfully completed the interview process, and are identified as the candidate we’d like to hire, you’ll receive an offer letter from our team. The letter will entail all employment details and clear instructions for the next steps will be outlined

Basic Qualifications

At what age can I be hired by Pacific Drilling?

You must be at least 18 years of age to be employed by the Company.

What are the requirements for employment at Pacific Drilling?

The basic qualifications for each position are included in the job posting. There may be pre-hire requirements should you be selected for a position. To learn more, review the jobs listed on our Career Page. From here, you will be able to preview the available jobs and view the basic requirements.

Employment Agency Information

What is your policy related to employment agencies?

Pacific Drilling does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiting or placement agencies. Unfortunately, we have been made aware of unauthorized individuals representing us in the marketplace. In the event that Pacific Drilling engages a recruiting or placement agency, there must be a signed contract in place prior to starting any recruiting efforts on our behalf. Appointment of an authorized agent will be clearly announced on our website.