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Companies currently hiring for roustabout jobs:

Parker Drilling.  http://www.parkerdrilling.com/employment/employment.html   Check the website for new postings.

Roustabout Location: USA - Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Job Code: 28 # of openings: See site.
Roustabout JOB Description

 

A Roustabout handles the equipment and supplies that are sent to the rig.  Also assists in general work around the rig.

 

ROUSTABOUT'S ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

 

--    Unloads equipment ensures slings are in good working order and checks shackles to ensure they are tight and stay out of a pinch point / use tag lines on loads.

 

--    Cleans the generator, store, and pump rooms, the pipe rack, key way, railways, stairways, and walkways.

 

--    Chips paint and buffs it, occasionally relieves the roughneck on the floor, puts pipe on catwalks -- V-door (lay down pipe), greases the crane, assists the service hands in rigging up tools, and performs daily inspection of BOP equipment.

 

--    Loads and unloads supplies and equipment from boats during rough or calm seas, monitors trash compactor, and works in pump room.

 

--    Fuels the rig, monitors hole fill-ups while pulling out of hole, lining up trip tank, measures pipe, and ensures all safety and riding belts to make sure they are in good condition.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

      --    None.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

      --    Must possess the training and experience necessary to perform the functions of the job as shown above.

          Prefer a High School diploma or equivalent.

      *     Duties and responsibilities may be added or changed at any time at the discretion of your manager, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

 

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