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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- Realistic / Conventional
- Realistic / Enterprising
- Realistic / Investigative
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Maintain drilling equipment
Maintenance and repair of a variety of drilling equipment.
- Guide drill pipes
Guide drill pipe in and out of elevators.
- Collect oil samples
Collect petroleum product samples by turning bleed valves; insert container into tank to obtain sample material.
- Ensure health and safety in manufacturing
Ensure health and safety of personnel during manufacturing process.
- 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.
- Maintain oil field machinery
Disassemble, repair or replace oil field equipment such as steam engine components or boilers; use power tools and hand tools.
- Connect oil well heads
Prepare oil wellheads for connection to oil stock tanks.
Optional knowledge and skillschemistry troubleshoot monitor drilling fluid train employees
Common job titles
- Floor hand, patterson-uti drilling-midland
- Rig up hand
- Roustabout laborer - loenbro pipeline
- Floorhand - wy
- Experienced oil rig hands
- Drilling rig mechanics and engine mechanics
- Water well driller & technicians
- Electromechanical technician