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Tri-State is hiring a new Chief Operating Officer.

See details below.

Job Description

Responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all operations-related activities of the company. Assist president and executive management team (EMT) in determining the strategic direction of the organization. Guide all activities by the organization’s strategic direction, as determined by EMT.

Why Should You Work At Tri-State Drilling?

Job satisfaction is more than a benefits package, but it’s a great start! Our employees receive receive a set of medical, dental & vision insurance benefits that is truly second to none. Our salaried employees also receive paid vacation & holidays, company paid life insurance, disability insurance and a 401K. As candidate for Chief Operating Officer, you have the opportunity to contribute to a historic legacy of quality by assuring that customer needs and company goals are met. Current employees of Tri-State Drilling would likely tell you “Our core values of Safety, Stewardship, Teamwork, Professionalism and Family means we are valued as individuals and strive to achieve our highest personal strengths. We pass that on to our customers, their customers and the communities we serve.”

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides key interface, oversight and support of Safety/ Shop/ PMs / Crew Leaders including advising, resourcing, training and customer relations.
  • Develops, empowers and holds accountable department employees in achieving business results.
  • Participates as part of the executive management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes and personnel.
  • Provides operational input to sales process by assisting with estimates, bid review and prioritizing opportunities.
  • Responsible for overseeing effective utilization, acquisition and disposition of equipment.
  • Provides cost control for Field/Shop operations.
  • Works with department employees, field employees and customers to anticipate, analyze, diagnose and resolve issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BS in Business, Construction Management or related field
  • Thorough understanding of a construction company’s operations
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated leadership capacity
  • Ability to manage time and priorities
  • High level of integrity
  • PC proficiency

Working conditions

  • Work in the corporate office setting with occasional trips to the field.
  • This position requires the employee to sit or stand and is computer intensive

Direct reports

  • Operations Manager
  • Senior Estimator
  • Safety Director

Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, send your resume to Tristate Drilling Human Resources at If you require an accommodation to submit your resume, please call for our HR department at 763-334-7738.
Tri-State Drilling, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.