Roustabouts, Oil & Gas

Also called: Floor Hand, Roustabout, Roustabout Hand

Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
What they do:
Assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as needed.
On the job, you would:
  • Unscrew or tighten pipes, casing, tubing, and pump rods, using hand and power wrenches and tongs.
  • Dismantle and repair oil field machinery, boilers, and steam engine parts, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Guide cranes to move loads about decks.
KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Business
  • customer service
SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
ABILITIES

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Operating system software
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Maintenance software
  • SAP software
EDUCATION


no high school diploma/GED or high school diploma/GED
usually needed
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JOB OUTLOOK

New job opportunities are likely in the future.

Salary:
High: $61,350.00
Median: $46,340.00
Low: $35,150.00
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