CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Mining
Job Family: Mining
Benchmark Title: Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Rig derrick equipment and operate pumps to circulate mud through drill hole. Inspect derricks, or order their inspection, prior to being raised or lowered.
 
Inspect derricks for flaws, and clean and oil derricks in order to maintain proper working conditions.
 
Control the viscosity and weight of the drilling fluid.
 
Repair pumps, mud tanks, and related equipment.
 
Set and bolt crown blocks to posts at tops of derricks.
 
Listen to mud pumps and check regularly for vibration and other problems, in order to ensure that rig pumps and drilling mud systems are working properly.
 
Start pumps that circulate mud through drill pipes and boreholes to cool drill bits and flush out drill-cuttings.
 
Position and align derrick elements, using harnesses and platform climbing devices.
 
Supervise crew members, and provide assistance in training them.
 
Guide lengths of pipe into and out of elevators.
 
Prepare mud reports, and instruct crews about the handling of any chemical additives.
 
Clamp holding fixtures on ends of hoisting cables.
 
Weigh clay, and mix with water and chemicals in order to make drilling mud, using portable mixers.
 
String cables through pulleys and blocks.
 
Steady pipes during connection to or disconnection from drill or casing strings.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Mining
Job Family: Mining
Benchmark Title: Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Mining
Job Family: Mining
Benchmark Title: Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Mining
Job Family: Mining
Benchmark Title: Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Speed of Limb Movement The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Glare Sensitivity The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Wrist-Finger Speed The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
 
Dynamic Strength The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Mining
Job Family: Mining
Benchmark Title: Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Mining
Job Family: Mining
Benchmark Title: Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Derrick Hand
Derrick Man
Derrick Operator
Derrick Worker
Driller
Floor Hand
Gas Derrick Operator
Oil Derrick Operator
Rotary Derrick Operator
Well Service Derrick Worker
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Mining
Job Family: Mining
Benchmark Title: Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction
 
 
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