Roustabouts, Oil & Gas

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Floor Hand, Roustabout, Roustabout Hand, Roustabout Pusher

What they do:
Assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as needed.
On the job, you would:
  • Unscrew or tighten pipes, casing, tubing, and pump rods, using hand and power wrenches and tongs.
  • Dismantle and repair oil field machinery, boilers, and steam engine parts, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Guide cranes to move loads about decks.


Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical


  • customer service


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use

  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Controlled Movement

  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat


  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Maintenance software
  • SAP software Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Operating system software

  • Microsoft Windows Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Windows XP


Education: (rated 1 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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