In this article, there are many oil jobs to be had in one category alone. Let us look at oil rigs jobs. Rig jobs include the drilling crew which drills holes in the ocean floor or in the ground to a certain depth for maximum oil production. The crew then makes a casing around the hole and pours concrete around it.
• Painter and cleaner – marine painters and cleaners are very tedious and heavy jobs. They are responsible for helping other workers if they need assistance, keeping the rigs tidy and spotless, and must be ready to do some heavy lifting and be exposed to all of the elements while painting the rig. His other responsibilities are repainting the chipped and worn paint and keeping it clean. The painter/cleaner can work unlimited overtime, is paid by the hour, with travel and paid accommodation and free meals.
• A roustabout or lease hand – is also a very tedious job and works on an all-weather schedule with overtime pay. His responsibilities are unloading and loading trucks, moving equipment, waste materials and pipe using an appropriate vehicle. He also keeps the lease tidy and clean, disposes garbage, paints and dig ditches and helps others when necessary. He also has an hourly pay, paid meals, accommodation, and travel.
• Roughneck or floor hand – can be promoted from being a roustabout. His responsibilities are assisting the motor hand and others, connecting or disconnecting the pipes, requires a little painting, cleaning the rig floor, collecting cutting samples and cores. His benefits are the same as the lease hand and painter.
• The motor hand – is a higher position than the roughneck is. His responsibilities are the maintenance of the equipment, operation of the motors and draw works, rotary table, and carrying out tests, maintenance, and lubricating moving parts. The motor hand should be a mechanic, training the new crew, and assisting a derrick and driller whenever possible. He has a paid meal and accommodation, with an hourly pay and travel.
• The derrick hand – is higher than the motor hand and does minimal work in the rig’s derrick. He also guides the pipe in the elevator, out, and stabilizes the pipe while it is being disconnected or connected. He maintains and monitors the drilling fluid, maintenance of the circulation systems and pumps. He can also train incoming crew and helps the driller.
• The driller – is in charge of the drilling rig, manning the pumps and equipments and carries out safety meeting and drills. He also directs locations of the rig, sets it up, and then takes it apart when the drilling is over. He is also in charge of organizing duties and planning, maintaining the record of the production and operation of the rig. He has to make sure that the workers have protective clothing and are responsible for the personnel and rig. He can enjoy lots of traveling and has an overtime pay, paid meals, and lodgings.
• The rig manager – is overall in charge of about everything in the rig, safety, and equipment. He responsible for the regulations and environmental compliance, costs and production, planning rig activities, rig assembly, site clean up, and in supervising the rig dismantling process. Most of all he has to travel a lot, report to the client representative and receives paid lodging and meals.
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