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


Motorman punches passenger at Tambaram railway station
Times of India
CHENNAI: Tension prevailed at the Tambaram railway station on Saturday morning after the motorman of a suburban service punched a passenger following an altercation. A few south-bound trains and suburban services were delayed by more than half an ...
Tiff Holds up Fast EMU in TambaramThe New Indian Express

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New York Post

Drunk motorman in deadly 1991 subway crash hurt in hit-and-run
New York Post
As a motorman, Ray fled the scene on Aug. 28, 1991, with a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when his train derailed just after midnight. He later admitted to drinking scotch and beer prior to his overnight shift. An empty crack vial ...
Motorman in '91 subway crash hurt in hit-and-runNews 12 Bronx (registration)
Hit-and-run victim identified as motorman in fatal 1991 subway derailmentWABC-TV
Subway motorman who drunkenly crashed train in 1991 critically injured by hit ...New York Daily News

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Fox News

Decades after NYC subway motorman's notorious crash, he is victim of hit-and ...
The Republic
NEW YORK — Far removed from an era when New Yorkers knew him as the drunken motorman in a nightmarish subway crash, Robert Ray once again found himself in a miserable situation. This time, Ray was the victim, mowed down by a hit-and-run driver ...
Hit-and-run accident stirs memories of NYC subway crashU-T San Diego

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