Most In-Demand Jobs On Offshore Oil Rigs

Most frequently available positions on offshore oil and gas rigs, along aboard drillships and support vessels in exploration and extraction operations for marine resources.

Most In-Demand Jobs On Offshore Oil Rigs
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The following alphabetically ordered list of positions on offshore oil rigs is constantly subject to variations in terms of availability of vacancies in the different companies and the whole sector.

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Assistant Driller

Requirements

Technical and mechanical background with extensive experience in mechanic systems, hydraulic equipment, etc; expertise in drilling fluids and the different drilling systems; previous safety training process; and some previous experience in similar or subordinate position on a drilling platform or installation.

Duties

He is charge of the drilling installation when the driller is off or temporary absented. Supervises the drilling personnel, such as derrickman, pumpman and another subordinate staff, and organizes their tasks; operates drilling equipment, monitors and controls indicators and gauges of temperature, pressure, condition of the systems, etc.; and records data for the driller.

Salary

Around 55,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Assistant Electrician

Requirements

Diploma of a recognized school, and some previous experience in this same job on board or onshore installation.

Duties

Assists the electricians in their tasks.

Salary

Around 35,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Assistant Mechanic

Requirements

Diploma of a recognized school, some previous experience on board in this same job, on board or onshore installation.

Duties

Assists the mechanics in their tasks, with possible promotion to mechanic.

Salary

Around 35,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Cook

Requirements

Culinary school qualifications and 3-year experience in this job or in subordinate position, on board or on land.

Duties

Responsible for the food preparation process and the direction and supervision of cooks and other subordinated personnel in the galley.

Salary

Around 44,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Diver

Requirements

Background in mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics with additional training for this position, extensive experience in positions related to this field aboard offshore installations.

Duties

Responsible for carrying out all the works and tasks underwater as directed by the subsea engineering or his assistant. They inspect and repair the different submarine installations and machinery. They are also in charge of the diving equipment.

Salary

Around 60,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Driller

Requirements

Technical and mechanical background with extensive experience in mechanic systems, hydraulic equipment, etc; expertise in drilling fluids and the different drilling systems; previous safety training process, FLSBO (First Line Supervisor Blownout Prevention) and any other related courses are recommended; and at least 3 years experience in similar or subordinate position on a drilling platform or installation.

Duties

Driller has a high level of responsibility and is the person in charge of the drilling operations on the installation. Supervises the drilling personnel and organizes their tasks, operates drilling equipment, monitors and controls indicators and gauges of temperature, pressure, condition of the systems, etc; records data for the engineers; and runs safety meetings and drills designated to avoid any possible problem or accident on board.

Salary

Around 75,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Electrician

Requirements

Diploma of a recognized school and previous 1 to 3 years experience on board in similar position.

Duties

Responsible for the daily maintenance and repairs of the electric equipment aboard the installation, such as electrical generators and alternators, electrical parts of the engines, etc; monitors and controls indicators and gauges, recording data for the chief electrician, the maintenance supervisor and the engineers. Electrician must be a skilful person and a good troubleshooter, so as to solve any unexpected problem or failure.

Salary

Around 40,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Kitchen Assistant

Requirements

Entry-level position that requires no previous experience.

Duties

General cleaning and maintenance of the kitchen.

Salary

Around 25,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Kitchen Cleaner

Requirements

Entry-level position that requires no previous experience.

Duties

General cleaning and maintenance of the kitchen.

Salary

Around 25,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Mechanic

Requirements

Diploma of a recognized school, previous 1 to 3 years experience in similar or subordinate position.

Duties

Responsible for the daily maintenance and repairs of the mechanical equipment aboard the installation; monitors and controls indicators and gauges, recording data for the chief mechanic, the maintenance supervisor and the engineers. Mechanic must be a skilful person and a good troubleshooter, so as to solve any unexpected problem or failure.

Salary

Around 40,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Painter

Requirements

Entry-level position that requires no previous experience.

Duties

Responsible for the painting program on board.

Salary

Around 25,000 - 30,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Potwasher

Requirements

Entry-level position that requires no previous experience.

Duties

General cleaning and maintenance of the dishes, pots and, saucepans for the passengers service.

Salary

Around 25,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Roughneck

Requirements

It is a basic position, although requires some mechanical knowledge and previous experience (6 months) in entry-level position as roustabout on land or offshore drilling installation.

Duties

They assist the driller, carrying out the manual operation of the systems and equipment required for the specific process, which involves hard effort. While the drilling operations, a member of the teamwork is present in the shaker room, assisting the shakerman. Roughnecks are also in charge of cleaning, scraping and wirebrusing floor areas, chipping rust, painting and any other general maintenance tasks.

Salary

Around 35,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Roustabout

Requirements

Entry-level position that requires no previous experience.

Duties

Responsables de las tareas generales de a bordo, como pueden ser mantener las zonas de cubierta limpias y en orden, eliminación de óxido, pintura, etc.; suministrar cualquier clase de equipo o herramienta requerida; y asistir al operador de grúa a descargar los suministros y equipos desde los barcos, enganchando y desenganchando la carga y guiando las maniobras de la grúa.

Salary

Around 27,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Scaffolder

Requirements

Entry-level position that requires no previous experience.

Duties

Responsible for the assembly of scaffolds and temporary frameworks for supporting workers and materials during the erection, maintenance and repair of different structures. It is an itinerant job, depending on the company´s requirements and demands.

Salary

Around 28,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Seaman

Requirements

Entry-level position that requires no previous experience.

Duties

General maintenance and cleaning chores along as with assistance in other tasks that require no special training.

Salary

Around 25,000 - 30,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Waiter

Requirements

Entry-level position that requires no previous experience.

Duties

Responsible for direct attention to the passengers, offering advice and explanation of the dishes of the menu.

Salary

Around 27,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

Welder

Requirements

Previous training and extensive experience in this position.

Duties

Responsible for the maintenance and repairs of any metal structure on board. Welders must be very skilful and competent persons, because general safety depends on them. They can be permanently aboard an installation or moving from place to place to take part in different projects.

Salary

Around 50,000 dollars a year.

Candidates

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