The job of a motorman in all industries have somewhat varied duties. Some can operate trains, cruise ships or maintain large job related equipment. Some can work to assure the proper functioning of a motor. In the oil industry motormen are general mechanics with mechanics certifications. Motormen may also be called motor hands. On an oil rig the job of motorman or motor hand is considered a mid level job. The salary of a motorman is approximately $45,000 per year. Motormen are hired by the mechanical department and reports to the first or second engineer. Most of a motorman's shift is spent in the engine room. The engine/power room must be kept under constant vigil; so that problems can be fixed immediately - this is called engine room watch. An oil rig must function properly twenty four hours a day; therefore, properly working equipment and constant power is a must. On an oil rig the lower level roustabout mechanics, can be promoted to the position of motorman. The duties of a motorman on an oil rig are: to train the roustabouts and roughnecks; assist other oil rig crew as needed; maintain and lubricate machinery to keep it running competently; orders tools and necessary replacements; asses viability of equipment for both proper operation and safety; analyzes the overall operation of the engine/power room; controls the power supply; works on the drill pipe and spinning chain; works with the rig's pumping system; works on the water making system; changes oil filters and files competent reports. Also included in a motorman's duties can be: calls to work at any time of the day to fix an issue; possibly being hoisted to tremendous heights to accomplish work; and a general responsibility to maintain the smooth operation of the power/engine room. To be considered for the position of motorman a candidate should be able to: communicate well with others; be able to work as part of a team; must be able to work quickly and effectively; have some safety training; have prior rig experience; and must be in prime physical condition. The job as a motorman is a demanding job; but the position does allow for advancement with increased job experience.
Oil Pipeline Jobs
Oil is mostly found in remote or offshore locations. The crude oil which is extracted has to be transported to refineries to make it into the different petroleum products which are used. Pipelines are the most inexpensive and safest methods of transferring oil from the excavating site or rig to...