Motorman Jobs


Motorman nature of work

A motorman is the member of the oil rig crew responsible for maintenance of the engines. While all members of the oil rig crew help with major repairs, the motorman does routine preventive maintenance, minor repairs, drive trucks and operate specialized hydraulic pumping systems to place cement in wells or to treat wells with chemicals, sand mixtures or gases to stimulate production.

Motormen are employed by oil drilling and well service contractors and by petroleum producing companies.

Motorman work conditions

motorman jobs picThe motorman usually works long hard days on extended roster systems and either outdoors in all weather conditions or underground. The motorman work is generally hard and physically demanding. Progression to oil and gas well driller or service rig operator is possible with experience.

Motorman duties and tasks

The motorman may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Align and manipulate sections of pipe or drill stem from a platform on the rig derrick during the removal and replacement of strings of pipe, or drill stem and drill bit
  • Assemble pumping equipment and attach pumps and hoses to wellhead
  • Assist in setting up, taking down and transporting drilling and service rigs
  • Drive well services truck to well site
  • May mix chemicals and cements
  • Operate and maintain drilling mud systems and pumps during drilling, and mix mud chemicals and additives
  • Operate and maintain drilling rig diesel motors, transmissions and other mechanical equipment
  • Operate hydraulic pumping systems to pump chemicals, gases, sand, cement or other material into well
  • Read gauges to monitor pressure, density, rate and concentration and adjust pumping procedure as required
  • Record mudflows and volumes and take samples
  • Supervise floorhands and laborers
  • Perform other tasks as needed

If you are able to meet these requirements and you are motivated to be part of highly motivated team of people please, apply for a motorman position through one of the links below:

motorman jobs

New York Daily News

Leg amputee ready to take the helm as MTA subway motorman
New York Daily News
A Brooklyn man who had his right leg amputated is on track to become a subway motorman — but he doesn't consider it a daunting challenge. After all, he said he's bicyled in 100 miles races — twice — and skied on both snow and water. “I can do ...

Derry Journal

Doorstep roadworks 'hemmed us in'- claim
Derry Journal
Speaking about the work vehicles he said: “This was the second Motorman of Derry because we were hemmed in and they were bigger than the Chieftain tanks that came into Creggan. “We got no sleep for a week, we're all running about with sore heads.”.

Tribuna de Periodistas

El motorman oculto en la tragedia de Once
Tribuna de Periodistas
En pleno juicio por la tragedia ferroviaria de Once y a más de dos años de ocurrido el hecho, el fiscal Fernando Arrigo introdujo una sospecha nunca antes investigada: que el día de la tragedia el tren chapa 16 fue conducido por un total de cuatro ...
Nueva hipótesis por la tragedia de OnceEl Litoral

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