Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas
Salary Median (2020)
Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)
+22.9% (much faster than the average)
What Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas Do
Operate equipment to increase oil flow from producing wells or to remove stuck pipe, casing, tools, or other obstructions from drilling wells. Includes fishing-tool technicians.
Other Job Titles Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas May Have
Pulling Unit Operator, Reverse Unit Operator, Rig Operator, Service Operator, Service Rig Operator, Tool Pusher, Well Servicing Rig Operator, Wireline Operator
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
- Maintain and perform safety inspections on equipment and tools.
- Operate controls that raise derricks or level rigs.
- Listen to engines, rotary chains, or other equipment to detect faulty operations or unusual well conditions.
- Prepare reports of services rendered, tools used, or time required, for billing purposes.
- Install pressure-control devices onto wellheads.
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