Helpers ($35,000) have the following
tasks: removing rust, painting, scrubbing, transporting goods,
equipment and loading supplies onboard.
Maintenance Roustabout ($47,000):
main duties include general upkeep and cleaning
of deck area of rig and also painting.
main duties include guiding the crane as loads are moved about the deck,
supplying equipment to the rig floor as requested and keeping pipe deck
and main deck areas clean and tidy.
Welders ($62,000): (two
types) Rig welders are permanently based on one rig and carry out all
day to day repairs and building of new metalwork. They are always busy.
When there is a big project often a squad of welders is hired to finish
the job quickly.
not tied to any one rig. They go to different installations depending on
where their company has work.
Radio operator ($62,000):
probably the easiest job in the world. Good money
if you can stand it, but bring plenty of books. It is a vital job
($69,000): they are not fully qualified
doctors but have a high level of medical training. Some are former
nurses. On some smaller rigs they double up as Rig Safety & Training
Safety & Training Co-ordinators ($80,000):
some say, this is a well paid job for the amount of work involved but
there is a lot of responsibility. This is a job for someone who is a
good communicator and has good organizational and computer skills.
engineer ($72,500): in charge of the
drilling fluids used. S/he is likely to have a degree in chemistry and
will have a good knowledge of drilling procedures.
Materials man/woman (Store man/woman) ($59,000):
responsible for the maintenance of the stores and
stock ordering and receiving. Must be computer literate.
Painter ($57,500): reports to the Barge
Engineer, Painters are responsible for the rig painting program. Like
the Forth Road Bridge it is a never ending job.
Steward/ess ($45,000): assist in the
kitchen, clean the accommodation and do the laundry.
boss ($63,500): is in charge of the catering