Detonate torpedoes in bored oil wells to start flow of oil in wells.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $64,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Shooters do?

Detonates torpedoes in bored oil wells to start or renew flow of oil in wells: Connects torpedo and electric cable terminals, using wrench. Signals HOIST OPERATOR to lower torpedo into well. Presses switch or drops go-devil down well to detonate charge. May load torpedoes with explosives. May be required to have license for handling explosives.

Should I be a Shooter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Coal Shooter, Dynamiter, Dynamite Shooter, Fuse Cutter, High Scaler, Oil Well Shooter, Shaft Sinker, Shot Fireman See More

    How to become a Shooter

    Most Shooters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9adaaa&chl=no+college+%2867%25%29|certificate+%2829%25%29|associate%27s+%284%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,67,67
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