A company man sounds like a very strange position to have, doesn't it? After all you don't see many job adverts for this job title in ordinary circumstances.
But in the oil industry you will see openings for the job title of company man on a regular basis. The question is, would this job be ideal for you?
In order to answer that question we need to find out what the job entails. For starters the job could be based either on an oil rig - off shore - or it could be based on land. It will depend on what is required of that role for the particular company that is hiring for the position. So if you are considering the role, make sure you understand and find out what it entails with regard to location.
The job itself will require a good level of physical fitness since it does not involve sitting at a desk all day. This is a supervisory role so if you take it on you will be supervising other workers, training them in various jobs and also making them aware of the relevant safety measures they must adhere to.
In addition to this you may also be required to handle and work with equipment as and when necessary. But with that said the main part of the job is to cope with various paperwork and personnel related duties, in order to make sure the company runs smoothly and does not encounter any problems.
For example you may find yourself planning work schedules in the morning and handling various reports in the afternoon. Reports such as these can cover many different aspects as well, so you need to be a versatile worker who can cope with lots of different tasks, all of which you may have to juggle simultaneously.
As such being a company man is a responsible and challenging position, but also a rewarding one if you thrive in these kinds of conditions. You will never experience the exact same day twice. Needless to say you will also need to have a wealth of skills in order to take on the job successfully.
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