Entry Level Oil Rig Jobs

Entry level oil rig jobs are available for the job candidate in good physical health and who must pass a thorough medical examination which includes a spinal X-ray and drug screening test. Eighteen is the minimum age for employment as an entry-level oil rig worker. Formal education is not required for entry level positions. Even those without a high school education can be eligible for an entry level oil rig job.

There are many entry level oil rig jobs available, too. The requirements for an entry level worker are basic: again, first of all, be in good health; be adaptable to working outdoors in all weather conditions; have a good work ethic; have a drivers license; reliable transportation for getting to and from the rig (if necessary); and be able to travel to isolated locations.

These entry level jobs are in the sector of oil production which includes drilling and extracting oil from either underground or underwater reservoirs. Since oil rigs can be onshore or offshore, the entry level job seeker will discover that most entry level positions will usually be onshore. As the entry level employee becomes more experienced, he or she can advance to the offshore rig where pay is higher. The entry level employee will be on the "last rung of the ladder" as far as job level is concerned. He or she will learn the job by hands-on training as part of the rig crew as a Leasehand/ Floorhand, also known as a Roughneck.

The Roughneck is a drill deck worker who loads and unloads trucks and maintaining tools. Another job sometimes available for the applicant is the Roustabout who guides the cranes on deck and assists other crew members. These are only a partial listing of the job duties of both the Roughneck and Roustabout. Other entry level oil rig jobs can include those jobs that are not listed as one of the oil rig crew, such as: welders; medics; painters; even cooks and kitchen help. The one thing in common for all these entry level oil rig jobs is the excellent pay that few entry level employees ever earn: from $30,000 to $70,000. Not bad for a beginner, by any means!

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