Roustabout Jobs


Roustabout jobs and nature of work

A roustabout may be part of the oil drilling teams or crews, or may be on location temporarily for special operations. The roustabout is commonly hired to perform roustabout jobs to ensure that the skilled personnel that run an expensive oil drilling rig are not distracted by peripheral tasks, ranging from any unskilled manual labor on the rig site like cleaning up location to cleaning threads to digging trenches to scraping and painting rig components.

Roustabouts are employed by oil and gas drilling and well servicing contractors, and by petroleum producing companies.

Roustabouts work conditions

The roustabout usually work long hard days on extended roster systems outdoors in all weather conditions. The roustabout jobs are generally hard and physically demanding. This type of work can lead to more steady employment on a drill rig crew.

Roustabout jobs - duties and tasks

The roustabout jobs may include some or all of the following tasks:roustabout jobs pic

  • The roustabout assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools
  • The roustabout assist in slotting, welding and inserting casing screens
  • The roustabout assist with well development and pumping tests
  • The roustabout carry out minor maintenance and repairs, including lubrication
  • The roustabout clean equipment, drill and camp sites
  • The roustabout dig and clean mud pits and drains
  • The roustabout help move drilling rigs and equipment from site to site, set up in the new site and connect power cables or hoses for water and air supply
  • The roustabout help obtain drilling core samples
  • The roustabout mix and test drilling fluids, chemicals and grout
  • The roustabout operate equipment such as pumps for air, water and mud, and equipment and tools used to correct problems in drilled holes caused by mechanical breakdowns or by harmful natural conditions
  • The roustabout 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 roustabout jobs by clicking the link below:

offshore roustabout jobs

Towanda Daily Review

Bradford County sets up scholarship program
Towanda Daily Review
A study of 55 students who graduated from the ShaleNET program in Lycoming County showed that they had a 93 percent job placement rate, and were earning an average of $16 per hour in the jobs they found after graduation, Pistner said. Approximately ...

Job market benefits employees, while employers struggle
Jobs are plentiful,” Grady said. “I was a roustabout for the last four months, and that's just too hard on my body. I'm an older guy, and that's a young man's job. I already know that I want to be a driver which will be a little bit easier on me and ...

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Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Oil and gas companies court military veterans as shale boom grows
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
It offers college-level training programs to help veterans and blue-collar workers attain high-skilled jobs in oil and gas. “I had friends who started out as welders and roustabouts, worked their way up, and after they got trained they were placed into ...

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A.V. Club Milwaukee

The adult Western peaked with Have Gun – Will Travel
A.V. Club Milwaukee
Boone was a rough-and-tumble sort who had been kicking around all kinds of jobs after getting back from the Pacific theater of World War II: roustabout, bricklayer, bouncer. He got his start in the business by accompanying a friend to her screen test ...

STEAM-powered carnival seeks to create tomorrow's engineers
California Forward Reporting
“It is shocking to us that there is still this weird branding problem for engineering and science and that it's still not a desirable field," said Brent Bushnell, CEO and "roustabout" of Two Bit Circus. "We just think that it's ridiculous because here ...

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Longview to spend extra cash to fix road project
Longview News-Journal
On Thursday, the Longview City Council gave the city manager permission to enter into “any agreements” to settle “any disputes” for the repair work with Lone Star Equipment Co., which did the initial project. About 140,000 square yards of roads in the ...

Drayton Valley Western Review

Small businesses get EI rebate
Drayton Valley Western Review
The Small Business Job Credit will effectively lower small businesses' employment insurance premiums to $1.60 per $100 of insurable earnings as of Jan. 1 from the current legislated rate of $1.88, or about a 15% cut. Canadian Federation of Independent ...

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