FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I use my G.I. Bill for the new hire orientation classes?
Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC does not charge the employee for new hire orientation and training class.

Because Patterson-UTI is a military friendly employer, does this mean military applicants have hiring preference?
All applicants are afforded the same equal opportunity for employment with Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC.

Does my military service count towards my tenure and years of service with Patterson-UTI?
No, your time served in the military does not transfer to your employment with Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC.

I will be available for work in the future, but I am not currently available. When should I apply?
Jobs are typically posted with an immediate start date. Therefore, it is beneficial to apply as close to your military transition date as possible. We recommend applying within 90 days of the date you can begin employment. However, you can create a Candidate Profile now.

Do I need to upload my DD214 along with my resume?
No, the DD214 is not required as part of your initial application.

Do I need an active secret clearance?
No.

I see more than one position that I am interested in. Do I need to apply multiple times?
Yes, a separate application must be submitted for each job for which you wish to apply. You are welcome to apply for more than one position; however, please ensure that each location is a place to which you are willing to travel and you are seriously interested in pursuing.

I'm a member of the National Guard or Reserves. What happens if I'm called to active service?
Employees are required by law to provide their employers with advance notice of military service. Notice may be provided by the employee or by an appropriate officer of the branch of the military in which the employee will be serving.

Please make sure that once you receive your orders and schedule you immediately provide it to your Human Resources representative.

For more information please check with your HR team or ESGR (Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve).

How do I know which Patterson-UTI jobs match my military job?
You can contact a Recruiter at recruiting@patenergy.com