The Rig Technician 1 Program is designed to teach a student how to operate oil and gas drilling rigs. The student will learn how to maintain rig engines, transmissions, heating systems, diesel electric generators and motors, hydraulic systems, and other mechanical equipment.
The Rig Technician 1 Program will generally take 1 year to complete. Approx. 4 weeks of the program will be held in a classroom setting. After graduation, the Rig Technician 1 certified individual will be expected to maintain equipment logs and preventative maintenance records, monitor inventories of fuels, oil filters, lube oils, greases and other service items, and supervise training and activities of floorhands and laborers. In addition, the Rig Technician will be expected to participate in rig mobilization and de-mobilization.