Heavy Equipment Operator
Specialize in operating massive construction machinery, like bulldozers.
An Oil Rig Operator does more than simply turn an oil rig on and off. In this supervisory position, you make sure a team of employees works together, safely and efficiently, to pipe oil from the ground, and deliver it to the customer on time and under budget.
When you’re the Oil Rig Operator- you arrive to work early, and see to it that each person on your team does so as well. You’ll likely be given a daily target for production, and you share that target with your team. As an Oil Rig Operator, you’re like a Motivational Speaker in this role, making sure your team understands the goal, and can meet it without hurting themselves or sacrificing safety in any way.
As the work progresses, you inspect the oil rig and ensure that all of the equipment is functioning normally. If a problem occurs, you jump in and fix the problem any way you can. This may mean diving in with a wrench and fixing a mechanical problem, or diving in with a tissue to comfort a distressed employee.
As the Oil Rig Operator, you’re a point of contact for the client. If the client feels that not enough oil is being produced, they call you and you have to explain your target, or agree to up your production. If a problem occurs on the well and you’re unable to fix it, you notify your boss as well as the client. You’ll likely do everything in your power, every day, to ensure that you don’t have to make an awkward call like this.