Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas:

Rig derrick equipment and operate pumps to circulate mud through drill hole.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 39 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031)
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -50.00 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities
Operate mix or blending machine
Position construction or extraction equipment
Don/Doff construction, extraction, or mining related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Install drilling equipment

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Perform extraction or mining related measurements
Measure work site or construction dimensions
Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly
Explore areas for oil or gas

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Repair construction machinery or equipment
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Maintain drilling equipment
Clean construction or extraction related tools, equipment, or machinery

Performing General Physical Activities

Assemble temporary equipment or structures
Review construction specifications
Clean work sites
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work

Controlling Machines and Processes

Operate pumps or compressors
Control operation of compressors
Operate power driven pumps, equipment, or systems
Operate gas or petroleum distribution equipment

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Inventory Management
Customer Checkout
Supervisory Skills

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