Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, & Mining
Also called: Rig Operator, Pulling Unit Operator, Service Rig Operator, Fishing Tool Supervisor
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:
- Observe load variations on strain gauges, mud pumps, and motor pressure indicators; and listen to engines, rotary chains, and other equipment in order to detect faulty operations or unusual well conditions.
- Confer with others to gather information regarding pipe or tool sizes or borehole conditions in wells.
- Drive truck-mounted units to well sites.
Engineering and Technology
Arts and Humanities
Safety and Government
Hand and Finger Use
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 less 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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