About the job
Set up or operate a variety of drills to remove underground oil and gas, or remove core samples for testing during oil and gas exploration.
What you'll do
- Bolt together pump and engine parts, and connect tanks and flow lines.
- Cap wells with packers, or turn valves, to regulate outflow of oil from wells.
- Clean and oil pulleys, blocks, and cables.
- Dig holes, set forms, and mix and pour concrete, for foundations of steel or wooden derricks.
- Line drilled holes with pipes, and install all necessary hardware, to prepare new wells.
- Lower and explode charges in boreholes to start flow of oil from wells.
- Plug observation wells, and restore sites.
- Position and prepare truck-mounted derricks at drilling areas specified on field maps.
- Remove core samples during drilling to determine the nature of the strata being drilled.
- Repair or replace defective parts of machinery, such as rotary drill rigs, water trucks, air compressors, and pumps, using hand tools.
Things you need to know
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- 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.
- Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Abilities you'll need to have
- Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.