Rig Integrity Manager

Create and implement maintenance plans for an oil rig.
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Salary Range
$50,000 – $156,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Rig Integrity Managers do?

Drill Rig Operators, Oil Rig Mechanics, and Rig Managers all keep an eye on how the rig is performing at any given time. The Rig Integrity Manager works in conjunction with these industry counterparts as he monitors the integrity, or reliability, of the rig.

A job as a Rig Integrity Manager puts you in charge of making sure the rig is maintained at proper intervals. That might mean creating a plan in conjunction with the Rig Integrity Engineer, or ensuring that the Rig Mechanic performs the work and keeps careful maintenance records.

As a Rig Integrity Manager, you also monitor the safety equipment on board. That could mean meeting with Salesmen to hear about new products, working out purchases, or writing the policy and procedures manual for emergencies. It’s also important that you know and follow industry standards in order to keep the rig safe for workers.

Since you’re familiar with the equipment and employees on board, you’re also charged with making improvements. When you identify ways to make the rig safer, more reliable, or more efficient, you create a plan, consider budgets, and put the plan into action.

Like other Manager positions, this job requires strong communication and decision-making skills. In addition, you need an eye for detail and the ability to work with a team.

Should I be a Rig Integrity Manager?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

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