Rotary Drill Operators, Oil & Gas


Set up or operate a variety of drills to remove underground oil and gas, or remove core samples for testing during oil and gas exploration.
Also called: Daylight Driller, Drill Foreman, Driller, Tool Pusher

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Business
  • management
  • human resources (HR)
    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
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

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
  • Attention to Detail
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Drillingsoftware Tubular Database
  • Pason WellView Field Solution
    Industrial control software
  • CAPSHER Technology SureTec
  • Drillingsoftware DrillPro
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    no high school diploma/GED
    high school diploma/GED
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