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Rig Technician 3


The Rig Technician 3 Program is designed to teach a student how to operate oil and gas drilling rigs. The student will learn how to operate the draw-works, rotary equipment and pumps and supervise the assembly of drill string. He/She will also be responsible for ensuring that safety and support equipment is functioning properly and monitor the progress of the drilling operation and communicate with well-site supervisors.

The Rig Technician 3 Program will generally take a student 1 year to complete. Approx. 4 weeks of the program will be conducted in a classroom setting. After graduation the Rig Technician will be expected to know how to keep a current record of drilling progress, train crew members, introduce procedures which may help the crew to work more safely and effectively, and supervise rig mobilization and de-mobilization.

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Riggers
Wage: $45,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -0.3%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Employed Part Time: 9.8%

Education Requirements:
Short-term on-the-job training
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
Wage: $44,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -5.4%
Self Employed: 2.5%
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Employed Part Time: 0.7%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
Wage: $42,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -5.8%
Self Employed: 2.7%
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Employed Part Time: 0.7%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
Wage: $38,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -5.4%
Self Employed: 2.1%
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Employed Part Time: 0.7%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
Wage: $30,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -3.2%
Self Employed: 0.2%
Unemployment Rate: 6.8%
Employed Part Time: 2.9%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training