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ROUSTABOUT OPERATOR

TRANSPORTATION

Primarily responsible for supporting oilfield operations. This is a diverse position with a variety of job duties.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Roustabout Operator are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Clean up spilled oil by bailing it into barrels.
  • Unscrew or tighten pipes, casing, tubing, and pump rods, using hand and power wrenches and tongs.
  • Bolt together pump and engine parts.
  • Walk flow lines to locate leaks, using electronic detectors and making visual inspections.
  • 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.

Career Options

This is a very diverse career pathway that can lead in many different directions. Some of the careers graduates have gone on to are: Casing Crew Pusher Cathead Operator Connection Worker Derrick Hand Derrick Worker Drill Rig Operator Drill Rig Operator Helper Dumper-Bailer Operator Floor Hand Galley Hand

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

The BOSIET course is a minimum requirement to work offshore. The course consists of four modules; Safety Induction, Helicopter Safety and Escape (HUET), Sea Survival and First Aid, Fire Fighting and Self Rescue.

Roustabout Operator Numbers to Know

$48K

National average earning potential for this career

18+

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Critical thinking
Dependability
Monitoring skills
Problem-solving skills
Steady hands and fingers