Rotary Rig Engine Operator

Operate engines to supply power for rotary oil well drilling machinery.
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Salary Range
$31,000 – $98,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Rotary Rig Engine Operators do?

Operates gasoline, natural gas, or diesel engines to supply power for rotary oil well drilling machinery: Starts engines and observes drilling operations to provide power under operating conditions. Assembles and dismantles pumps and other drilling equipment, using handtools. Loosens and tightens threaded sections of drill pipe and well casing. Lubricates and repairs equipment.

Should I be a Rotary Rig Engine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Diesel-Engine Engineer, Gas-Engine Engineer

    How to Become a
    Rotary Rig Engine Operator

    Most Rotary Rig Engine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gajaa&chl=no+college+%2860%25%29|certificate+%2831%25%29||bachelor%27s+%289%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,60,60
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