Rotary Drill Operators (Oil and Gas)

Top 3 Rotary Drill Operator Jobs

  • Floor Hand - Amplify Energy Services LLC - Long Beach, CA

    Operating the tongs, slips, and spinners to connect and dis-connect drill pipe, tubulars, casing ... rotary tongs, Hydraulic Tongs, Air and Manual slips, Drill Collar Safety Clams, and Rig Floor ...

  • Maintenance Technician - Night Shift 7pm-7am - Niagara Bottling - Yukon, OK

    Skilled in the use of shop equipment such as hydraulic and mechanical presses, bench grinder, drill ... Rotary equipment such as rotary press or filler * Thermodynamics, heat transfer, or plastics ...

  • Maintenance Technician - Niagara Bottling - Las Vegas, NV

    Skilled in the use of shop equipment such as hydraulic and mechanical presses, bench grinder, drill ... Rotary equipment such as rotary press or filler * Thermodynamics, heat transfer, or plastics ...

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What Rotary drill operators Do

Set up or operate a variety of drills to remove underground oil and gas, or remove core samples for testing during oil and gas exploration. Excludes Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas.


Rotary drill operator Salaries

  • 2020 employment: 15,200
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $56,380

Job Outlook for Rotary drill operators

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: 4,000
  • Growth rate: 26 percent (Much faster than average)

How to Become a Rotary drill operator

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: No formal educational credential
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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