Related Career Profiles
There are a vast number of oil field job opportunities. This month we are highlighting the following three:
Diesel Mechanic - Oil rigs use many large diesel engines to operate their drills, and often employ one or more full-time mechanics. For this reason, diesel mechanic jobs are in high demand!
Crane Operator - An offshore crane operator performs job duties while on a drilling platform. In addition to transporting drill pipe, this individual would also be responsible for getting needed supplies from boats down to the drilling floor. Another responsibility of the crane operator would be supervising any roustabouts/roughnecks and assistant crane operators on the rig.
Petroleum Engineer - While advanced education and training are necessary to work as a petroleum engineer, job security and pay are great. In this case, the calculation, as well as design for various procedures specific to drilling and oil well production would be the primary job responsibility.