Oil Pipe Inspector Helper

Inspect tubular metal equipment as assistant to Oil-Pipe Inspectors.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Oil Pipe Inspector Helpers do?

Inspects tubular metal equipment as assistant to OIL-PIPE INSPECTOR by performing any combination of following tasks: Inspects interior and exterior of tubing, casing, drill pipe, and other tubular metal equipment used in drilling and producing oil or gas wells to detect incrustations, cracks, or other defects, using mechanical and electronic instruments. Interconnects electric conductor cables to instruments, control panels, and generator sets, using wrenches and screwdrivers. Rolls and segregates pipe on rack for inspection. Inserts magnetic poles into ends of pipe and sprinkles magnetic powder on magnetized pipe to reveal exterior defects. Observes surface of pipe and paints colored bands on pipe to indicate nature and location of defect. Inserts tubular instrument through interior of pipe. Clamps self-propelled electronic instrument to pipe, observes instrument moving lengthwise on pipe, and marks location and nature of defect on pipe. Cleans and repairs equipment. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.

Should I be an Oil Pipe Inspector Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become an
    Oil Pipe Inspector Helper

    Oil Pipe Inspector Helpers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Oil Pipe Inspector Helper-related education!
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