Rotary Drill Operators (Oil and Gas)

Top 3 Rotary Drill Operator Jobs

  • Water Well Driller - Weeks Drilling & Pump Co. - Sebastopol, CA

    Operating a TH60 rig for direct air and mud rotary drilling Physical Demands of Job Duties: The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform this job ...

  • Driller - The Perillo Group - San Antonio, TX

    At least two years operating drilling equipment such as air or mud rotary , hollow stem auger, or direct push * Motor vehicle driving record that is consistent with Company and insurance carrier ...

  • Maintenance Technician - Niagara Bottling - Seguin, TX

    Skilled with shop equipment such as hydraulic and mechanical presses, bench grinders, drill presses ... A rotary press or a filler are examples of rotary equipment. Thermodynamics, heat transport, or ...

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What Rotary drill operators Do

Set up or operate a variety of drills to remove underground oil and gas, or remove core samples for testing during oil and gas exploration. Excludes Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas.


Rotary drill operator Salaries

  • 2020 employment: 15,200
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $56,380

Job Outlook for Rotary drill operators

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: 4,000
  • Growth rate: 26 percent (Much faster than average)

How to Become a Rotary drill operator

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: No formal educational credential
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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