Roustabouts maintain and repair oil field equipment and machinery using hand and power tools. They do general labor, such as cleaning, digging trenches, scraping and painting rig components.
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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.
- Maintain oil field machinery
Disassemble, repair or replace oil field equipment such as steam engine components or boilers; use power tools and hand tools.
- Clean up spilled oil
Safely clean up and dispose of spilled oil.
- Bolt engine parts
Securely bolt together engine components manually or using power tools.
- Adjust tightness of engine parts
Tighten or unscrew engine parts using hand and power tools; maintenance of tubing, casing and connecting rods.
- Connect oil well heads
Prepare oil wellheads for connection to oil stock tanks.
- Inspect pipelines
Walk flow lines to identify damage or leaks; use electronic detection equipment and conduct visual inspections.
- Transport pipes
Transport pipes manually or by operating equipment such as mechanical lifts and truck winches.
- 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.
- Clear drill sites
Clear drill site e.g. by cutting down surrounding trees; make way for new roads to drill site.
- Perform drainage work
Dig draining ditches and lay the pipe or gutter installation to allow evacuation of surplus liquid and avoid subsidence or other damage.
- Make foundations for derricks
Construct foundations and assemble wooden or steel framework in order to erect a derrick.
- Supply rigging equipment
Supply equipment to rig floors as requested, and provide assistance to roughnecks.
- Deal with pressure from unexpected circumstances
Strive to achieve objectives despite the pressures arising from unexpected factors outside of your control.
- Guide cranes
Guide a crane operator in operating the crane. Stay in contact with the operator visually, vocally, or using communication equipment to make sure the crane operation is completed in a safe and efficient manner.
- Maintain pipe deck
Ensure cleanliness of main deck areas and pipe deck.