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


  • 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.


  • Make time-critical decisions

    Pursue optimal time-critical decision making within the organisation.

  • Guide drill pipes

    Guide drill pipe in and out of elevators.

  • 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.

  • Work as a team

    To recognize the importance of team work, building and maintaining effective working relationships with all colleagues and within the business.

  • Ensure health and safety in manufacturing

    Ensure health and safety of personnel during manufacturing process.

  • Maintain oil field machinery

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

  • Maintain drilling equipment

    Maintenance and repair of a variety of drilling equipment.

  • Assemble metal parts

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

  • 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.

  • Collect oil samples

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

  • Connect oil well heads

    Prepare oil wellheads for connection to oil stock tanks.

Optional knowledge and skills

troubleshoot monitor drilling fluid chemistry train employees

Source: Sisyphus ODB