Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, & Mining
Also called: Fisherman, Operator, Pulling Unit Operator, Rig Operator
What they do:Operate equipment to increase oil flow from producing wells or to remove stuck pipe, casing, tools, or other obstructions from drilling wells. May also perform similar services in mining exploration operations. Includes fishing-tool technicians.
On the job, you would:
- Maintain and perform safety inspections on equipment and tools.
- Operate controls that raise derricks or level rigs.
- Listen to engines, rotary chains, or other equipment to detect faulty operations or unusual well conditions.
Engineering and Technology
Math and Science
Safety and Government
Hand and Finger Use
Hearing and Speech
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Facilities management software
Time accounting software
Analytical or scientific software
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
You might like a career in one of these industries:
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