Rotary Drill Operators (Oil and Gas)

Top 3 Rotary Drill Operator Jobs

  • Sr. Operations Manager (Drilling & Completions) - Oil Search (Alaska) LLC - Anchorage, AK

    Our focus in Alaska is advancement of our Pikka Phase 1 project, which includes a single drill site ... rotary steerable technology, fracture stimulation, well testing and abandonment. The Senior ...

  • Manual Machinist IV - Weatherford - Bakersfield, CA

    Extensive ability and knowledge of operating hollow spindle lathe, rotary drill press and various hand tools such as grinders, debur, etc. * Read basic measuring tools * Ability to read and ...

  • Motorhand (USR) - Ensign Energy Services - Denver, CO

    Assists to install and services all rig motors, rotary drives, air compressors and forklifts ... Maintains and services boiler when one is operating on lease, under the direction of the Driller

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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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