Rotary Drill Operators (Oil and Gas)

Top 1 Rotary Drill Operator Jobs

  • Maintenance Mechanic - Walterscheid Inc - Woodridge, IL

    ... drill presses, lathes, broaches, and presses 8. Reads blueprints and schematic drawings to ... Machine alignments (turret tool, rotary milling motor orient position and ball screw replacement ...

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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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