Recruiting and Training

offshore oil rig

We have made the following resources available in order to assist you in your quest towards a career in the offshore oil patch.

Rigworker – Free Resume Creation and Posting
For free online creation and posting of your resume for entry level oil field jobs as well as for experienced workers, for a limited time the Rigworker oil industry recruiting company is offering a free membership, which includes everything except their resume forwarding service. You can create and post your resume online, get your own personal resume web page you can put on your resume, learn about companies to apply to, and have employers be able to browse your resume, and quite a bit more, all as part of the Rigworker free membership.

The Oil and Gas Jobs Resource Kit
Accessing the hidden job market is essential – the jobs that are available, but not advertised via traditional channels such as the help wanted ads, Craigslist, etc. Many of these positions are discussed by recruiting guides such as The Oil and Gas Jobs Resource Kit.

The Oil and Gas Jobs Resource Kit describes all the major types of oil jobs and industries – over 400 pages spread across a five volume employment kit, to be precise. Here is but one example: Note they are asking for two years experience for floorhands, but will consider applicants with less experience. This should be read as if you are ready, willing and able, but don’t have experience – they will still hire you! Drilling is taking off again.

Oil Field Workers

Dynamic Drilling
Atlanta, GA, 30301, USA

Positions Open: 09Sept09
Floorhands: $22.00 hourly
Motorhands: $23.00 hourly
Derrickhands: $24.00 hourly

Minimum Requirements:

Floorhands:
Must be able to follow directions and be aware of all safety policies established by Dynamic Drilling. Must participate in our STOP program. Must be able to lift 75lbs, Must be able to stoop, and bend at the knees, we ask that you have at least two years experience, but will consider hands with less.

Motorhands:
Must be able to follow directions as set by the Rig Manager, Driller, AD, and Derrickhand. Must be familiar with all aspects of working the floor, and familiar with all aspects of a working rigs, any certifications from a technical program in Mechanics is helpful.

Derrickhands:
Must be able to pick up 50lbs, Must be able to follow directions from the Rig Manager and Driller. Must have minimum two years working derricks. Any certifications besides Rig Pass such as Well control is very helpful in consideration of employment

These are great wages for land-based positions. To give you an idea of where you can go in this industry, there are also dozens of postings at Climber for Petroleum Engineers (among many other oil-career related postings), offering salaries of up to $130,000. The industry is starting to hire again like crazy.

We hope these resources are helpful for you!
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