Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
- Confer with others to gather information regarding pipe or tool sizes or borehole conditions in wells.
- Drive truck-mounted units to well sites.
- Install pressure-control devices onto wellheads.
- Thread cables through derrick pulleys, using hand tools.
- Operate pumps that circulate water, oil, or other fluids through wells to remove sand or other materials obstructing the free flow of oil.
- Close and seal wells no longer in use.
- Operate controls that raise derricks or level rigs.
- Prepare reports of services rendered, tools used, or time required, for billing purposes.
- Select fishing methods or tools for removing obstacles such as liners, broken casing, screens, or drill pipe.
- Interpret instrument readings to ascertain the depth of obstruction.
- Maintain and perform safety inspections on equipment and tools.
- Listen to engines, rotary chains, or other equipment to detect faulty operations or unusual well conditions.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
Projections Quick View:
National: + 7.2%
High School Diploma
Two: Some Preparation Needed
Highest ($50,000 and up)