Profession oil rig motorhand
Oil rig motorhands assume responsibility for the engines powering the drilling equipment. They ensure that all other rig equipment operates correctly.
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- Mechanical tools
Understand machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.
- Rigging terminology
Terms for lifting equipment, lifting accessories, slings, shackles, wires, ropes, chains, cables and nets.
Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.
- Set up drilling rigs
Build up the drilling rig and prepare it for use after selecting an appropriate drilling location. Dismantle the drilling rig after the operations have finished.
- Use rigging equipment
Set up rolling and lifting equipment required to lift and move objects e.g. with a crane or block and tackle system.
- Work in drilling teams
Ability to work confidently within a drilling team on a drilling rig or oil platform with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole.
- Move rigging equipment
Transport rigging materials and equipment to work locations; set up work site.
- Direct rigging equipment operators
Provide guidance to rigging equipment operator; provide assistance during setting up and removing rigging equipment.
- Lift heavy weights
Lift heavy weights and apply ergonomic lifting techniques to avoid damaging the body.
- Maintain mechanical equipment
Observe and listen to machinery operation to detect malfunction. Service, repair, adjust, and test machines, parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical principles. Maintain and repair vehicles meant for cargo, passengers, farming and landscaping.
- Operate rig motors
Operate, maintain and repair rig motors.
- Transport drilling rigs
Move and relocate drilling rigs from one site to another with a specialised transportation truck.
Optional knowledge and skillstrain crew members guide drill pipes lead drilling crews guide cranes
Common job titles
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- Drilling motorhand