Derrick Operators, Oil & Gas


Rig derrick equipment and operate pumps to circulate mud through drill hole.
Also called: Derrick Hand, Derrick Man, Derrick Operator, Floor Hand

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

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

Abilites:

    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
    Hearing and Speech
  • pay attention to one sound while there are other distracting sounds

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education:

    no high school diploma/GED
    high school diploma/GED
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