Career Profiles and Employment Projections
Derrick Operators (Oil and Gas): Career Information
Derrick Operators (Oil and Gas)
Top 3 derrick operators Jobs
- New York City DOT
- New York, NY
EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL TASKS: Does dock carpentry and framing. Repairs docks, piers, bulkheads and ferry terminals. Works as a crew member in operation
- Washington, DC
Operate various heavy equipment including excavators, backhoes, and front-end loaders on environmental job sites
• Ability to operate precisely
Heavy Equipment Operator
- Bruce & Merrilees
- Fairfax, VA
Operate heavy construction equipment safely and efficiently.
· Assist in job layout, checking grade, scheduling and ordering of materials.
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What Derrick operators Do
Rig derrick equipment and operate pumps to circulate mud through drill hole.
Derrick operator Salaries
- 2014 employment: 21,700
- May 2015 median annual wage: $47,910
Job Outlook for Derrick operators
Projected employment change, 2014–24:
- Number of new jobs: 2,900
- Growth rate: 13 percent (Faster than average)
How to Become a Derrick operator
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: No formal educational credential
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training
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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.