Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining:

Operate equipment to increase oil flow from producing wells or to remove stuck pipe, casing, tools, or other obstructions from drilling wells. May also perform similar services in mining exploration operations. Includes fishing-tool technicians.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $29,960.00
Average Time to Fill 39 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 55
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 4.55 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare explosives for detonation
Prepare excavation or extraction sites for commissioning or decommissioning
Bend pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration or water lines
Bend tubing or conduit
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Don/Doff construction, extraction, or mining related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Weld metal structures
Drill holes in earth or rock for activities such as blasting

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Determine locations, angles, and depths of blast holes or other related drill sites
Perform extraction or mining related measurements
Measure work site or construction dimensions
Explore areas for oil or gas
Determine amount or kind of explosive needed to complete job

Controlling Machines and Processes

Operate pumps or compressors
Control operation of compressors
Extract core samples from well hole
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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