The job of a mechanic usually consists of a long arduous day on the job. Mechanics can be found in all aspects of industry. In the oil industry mechanics are very important to the functioning of any oil site. Mechanics are necessary for the functioning of oil pipelines- working with the heavy duty equipment employed in that field. Mining mechanics work underground for long hours. Oil rig mechanics can work either on oil rigs that are located onshore or offshore. Some positions as a mechanic on an offshore rig are sub sea; therefore diving experience is necessary experience. The job of an oil rig mechanic is a very physical job; the physical requirements of the job are: the long hours standing on foot, the at times adverse weather conditions, heavy lifting and working in ungraceful positions. The oil rig mechanic endures a long work day; an oil rig must run continually around the clock. All sorts of weather conditions may have to be withstood, for example a mechanic may have to work in the rain for hours. Physical stamina is a must for this job. The oil rig mechanic has the following duties: practices preventative maintenance on equipment; Assures that the oil rig equipment continues to run smoothly; acquires supplies and repair parts from stores locations or distributors; will inspect motors, drive systems and hydraulic systems; keep watch on and check fluid levels; replace used filters and perform different maintenance tasks. An oil rig mechanic can be employed by the maintenance department of drilling company; they can also be employed by well contractors. An oil rig mechanic usually works as part of a team or crew. The oil rig mechanic can earn an average salary of $30,000 - $60,000 per year. International positions as an oil rig mechanic will pay more due to location. Although this is not an easy job, the pay is fair. Candidates need a relevant trade in mechanical disciplines and several years of hands on experience. Potential employers prefer hands on experience; experience leaves less room for mistakes. And candidates stand a better chance of being chosen for employment.
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