Director, External Affairs
Cabot Oil & Gas
[Editor’s Note: Natural gas to the economic rescue: GDS (shorthand for GasSearch Drilling Services) is now Susquehanna County’s top employer!]
Make room! GasSearch Drilling Services (GDS) has been named the largest employer in Susquehanna County as of the 2nd quarter in 2020*! GDS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cabot and they have been working tirelessly over the years to expand and grow their operations. This is an outstanding accomplishment and we’re so proud of the GDS team.
About two years ago, GDS began ramping up their operations by adding over 30 additional water trucks and moving into their new facility in Lenox, PA. This move allowed them to bring on over 100 new employees from neighboring counties between 2018 and 2019. Unfortunately, hiring slowed down when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. However, according to GDS Operations Manager Chad Gorman, things are taking off again.
“As we progress through this pandemic, we are starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel,” said Chad. “We are now ramping our hiring back up and have a significant amount of opportunities within the trucking and maintenance departments, as well as our field service operations.” Chad expanded further by saying their field operations include Roustabout and Equipment Departments.
Becoming the largest employer in Susquehanna County isn’t an easy feat. But GDS offers a wide range of benefits that are attractive to many job seekers. Not only are they in close proximity to I-81 for those in Susquehanna and surrounding counties, but they also offer:
- Competitive salaries
- Bonus programs
- 401(k) savings plan
- Insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, life, EAP, AD&D benefits)
- Paid time off (vacation, sick leave, holidays)
- In-house mentoring program
- Overtime opportunities
- Dependent scholarship program
There are currently multiple job openings available at GDS. Please visit their Career Center to view the position descriptions and to submit a resume.
GDS was founded in 2006 and supports the natural gas industry in northeast Pennsylvania with a full line of services consisting of Class B CDL drivers hauling various fluids, Class A CDL drivers supporting rig move operations, excavation and pad construction, equipment use and roustabout support.
*The data used to compile the Largest Employer report is available seven months after the end of the reference quarters.
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