Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, & Mining


Operate equipment to increase oil flow from producing wells or to remove stuck pipe, casing, tools, or other obstructions from drilling wells. May also perform similar services in mining exploration operations. Includes fishing-tool technicians.
Also called: Fisherman, Operator, Pulling Unit Operator, Rig Operator

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • chemistry
    Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

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
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    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
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Hearing and Speech
  • tell the difference between 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
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Attention to Detail
  • Persistence
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • SAP software
    Facilities management software
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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