Roustabouts, Oil & Gas

Roughneck Oil

Roustabouts, oil & gas, clean up oil spills and repair oil rigs
Roughneck Oil
Love working outside? Are you not scared of dirt and mud? The oilfield has tons of reawrding careers for some of the hardest working people in the world!
Why Should You Consider This Career?

1. Work in a variety of locations, 2. Work outdoors, 3. Work with a variety of people

That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
Less Training                                          More Training
More Structure                                     Less Structure
Floor Hand, Galley Hand, Oil Field Roustabout, Production Roustabout, Rig Hand, Roustabout, Roustabout Crew Pusher, Roustabout Hand, Roustabout Pusher

Assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as needed.

At A Glance in US
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398,000 (35%)
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398,000 (35%)
398,000 (35%)
Floor Hand, Galley Hand, Oil Field Roustabout, Production Roustabout, Rig Hand, Roustabout, Roustabout Crew Pusher, Roustabout Hand, Roustabout Pusher
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Your Typical Day:

  • Keep pipe deck and main deck areas clean and tidy.
  • Unscrew or tighten pipes, casing, tubing, and pump rods, using hand and power wrenches and tongs.
  • Walk flow lines to locate leaks, using electronic detectors and by making visual inspections, and repair the leaks.
  • Move pipes to and from trucks, using truck winches and motorized lifts, or by hand.
  • Bolt together pump and engine parts.
  • Guide cranes to move loads about decks.
  • Supply equipment to rig floors as requested and provide assistance to roughnecks.
  • Dismantle and repair oil field machinery, boilers, and steam engine parts, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Clean up spilled oil by bailing it into barrels.
  • Dig drainage ditches around wells and storage tanks.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Clean work sites.
  • Install plumbing or piping.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Locate equipment or materials in need of repair or replacement.
  • Maintain extraction or excavation equipment.
  • Assist skilled construction or extraction personnel.
  • Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed.
  • Load or unload materials used in construction or extraction.
  • Maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Assemble products or production equipment.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 55/100

  • Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 52/100

  • Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 45/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 44/100

  • Building and Construction

Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. 43/100

  • Transportation

Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. 42/100

  • Production and Processing

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. 40/100

  • Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 38/100

  • Chemistry

Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. 37/100

  • Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 37/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Hoists
  • Power grinders
  • Safety harnesses or belts
  • Oxygen gas analyzers
  • Lifelines or lifeline equipment
  • Shackle
  • Fall protection lanyard
  • Laboratory balances
  • Viscosimeters
  • Hand sprayers
  • Post hole digger
  • Impact wrenches
  • Respiration air supplying self contained breathing apparatus or accessories
  • Protective gloves
  • Lifts
  • Safety hooks
  • Lifting hooks
  • Demolition hammers
  • Pressure or steam cleaners
  • Portable data input terminals
  • Filtering machinery
  • Pneumatic sanding machines
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Insulated or flotation suits
  • Winches
  • Multi gas monitors
  • Downhole fishing poles
  • Oilfield production spoolers
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Hard hats
  • Mud agitators
  • Grease guns
  • Slings
  • Scaffolding
  • Rheometers
  • Hammers
  • Safety glasses
  • Cleaning scrapers
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Forklifts
  • pH meters
  • Tongs
  • Ear plugs
  • Personal computers
  • Laboratory funnels
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