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Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Keep pipe deck and main deck areas clean and tidy.
    • Guide cranes to move loads about decks.
    • 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.
    • Supply equipment to rig floors as requested and provide assistance to roughnecks.
    • Move pipes to and from trucks, using truck winches and motorized lifts, or by hand.
    • 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.
    • Bolt together pump and engine parts.
    • Dig drainage ditches around wells and storage tanks.
    • Bolt or nail together wood or steel framework to erect derricks.
    • Cut down and remove trees and brush to clear drill sites, to reduce fire hazards, and to make way for roads to sites.
    • Dig holes, set forms, and mix and pour concrete into forms to make foundations for wood or steel derricks.

    Skills

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    Knowledge

    • 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.

    • Mechanical

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

    • Mathematics

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

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 37040/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 17.81/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 440
    • Yearly Projected Openings 60

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Concern for Others
    • Cooperation
    • Self Control

    Tools

    • Safety hooks
    • Safety harnesses or belts
    • Power grinders
    • Hoists
    • Adjustable wrenches

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