Profession roughneck

Roughnecks make or break connections when the drill pipe is tripped in or out of the drilling hole. They assemble and disassemble pipes and drills, and collect core samples. They maintain and repair the equipment on the drilling floor.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • Mechanics

    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.


  • React to events in time-critical environments

    Monitor the situation around you and anticipate. Be ready to take quick and appropriate action in case of unexpected events.

  • Work as a team

    To recognise the importance of team work, building and maintaining effective working relationships with all colleagues at the Casino and within the business. Flexibility To adopt a positive and flexible attitude to changing priorities and procedures. To take a positive view to change, taking on new tasks willingly and responding well to new methods of operation. Communication To ensure that clear and effective communication is maintained with the Casino Executive and Senior Gaming Manager and Gaming Managers. To conduct regular meetings with managers and staff, and encourage two way communication and continuous improvement.

  • Collect oil samples

    Collect petroleum product samples by turning bleed valves; insert container into tank to obtain sample material.

  • Assemble metal parts

    Align and arrange steel and metal parts in order to assemble complete products; use the appropriate hand tools and gauges.

  • Maintain oil field machinery

    Disassemble, repair or replace oil field equipment such as steam engine components or boilers; use power tools and hand tools.

  • Ensure health and safety in manufacturing

    Ensure health and safety of personnel during manufacturing process.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Guide drill pipes

    Guide drill pipe in and out of elevators.

  • Make time-critical decisions

    Pursue optimal time-critical decision making within the organisation.

  • Maintain drilling equipment

    Maintenance and repair of a variety of drilling equipment.

  • Connect oil well heads

    Prepare oil wellheads for connection to oil stock tanks.

Optional knowledge and skills

monitor drilling fluid chemistry troubleshoot train employees