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Occupation Profile for Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

Set up or operate a variety of drills to remove petroleum products from the earth and to find and remove core samples for testing during oil and gas exploration.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$38,460.00 Median Annual Wage 0 Average Job Openings Per Year
1.9 Average Unemployment Percentage 77.1 Percentage That Completed High School
20,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 18.9 Percentage That Had Some College
19,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 0.0 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Back Up Worker
Cable Driller
Cable Tool Driller
Cable Tool Operator
Clean Out Driller
Core Drill Operator
Core Driller
Daylight Driller
Drill Foreman
Drill Hand
Drill Operator
Driller
Drilling Field Operator
Drilling Machine Operator
Drilling Rig Operator
Drilling Supervisor
Floor Hand
Motor Man
Oil Driller
Oil Rig Driller
Oil Well Driller
Prospecting Driller
Relief Driller
Rig Operator
Rotary Drill Operator
Rotary Driller
Rotary Rig Engine Operator
Shot Hole Driller
Spud Driller
Tool Pusher
Well Driller

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Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Supplemental — Lower and explode charges in boreholes in order to start flow of oil from wells.
  • Core — Weigh clay, and mix with water and chemicals to make drilling mud.
  • Supplemental — Dig holes, set forms, and mix and pour concrete, for foundations of steel or wooden derricks.
  • Core — Direct rig crews in drilling and other activities, such as setting up rigs and completing or servicing wells.
  • Core — Train crews, and introduce procedures to make drill work more safe and effective.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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