Are you looking for a new career or a different line of work? Off-shore oil rigs offer starting positions that require little or no experience. Many rigs operate on a rotating schedule. You work for two weeks and have three weeks off. The oil rig company provides food, accommodations, transportation and laundry services while onboard.
Working on an oil rig is both interesting and dangerous. All workers should have maritime employers liability coverage from the employer. This marine insurance covers illness, injury and loss of life. It insures the maritime business and the employees, even during transport to the job site.
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Roughnecks, sometimes called roustabouts, are entry-level jobs that assemble, clean and transport equipment. These aptly named riggers work 12-hour shifts, often in extreme weather.
- Motorman Mechanic
A motorman services and repairs the equipment on the oil rig. Roughnecks may advance to a mechanic position as a manager.
- Derrick Hand
Derrick’s hands operate the drills from the top of the oil rig platform. Fear of heights is not an option.
- Drilling Rig Operator
Rig operators oversee all drilling operations. They ensure that the rig runs 24/7.
- Underwater Welder
Welders inspect and repair equipment anywhere on the rig, including in deep water. Diving skills are critical for this job.