CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

The Benchmark Job Description below represents the specific Position Characteristics of the job used in the Salary Survey. Benchmark Job Descriptions should be inspected carefully to review the degree of matching between an organizations' Job and the Salary Survey Benchmark. Matching internal Jobs to Salary Survey Benchmark Jobs should not be done on Job Title alone. A thorough comparison of Salary Survey Benchmark to Internal Job Descriptions is recommended. A good overlap should exist on any comparisons used on critical Job Dimensions and Competencies.
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Mining
Job Family: Mining
Benchmark Title: Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as needed. Clean up spilled oil by bailing it into barrels.
 
Unscrew or tighten pipes, casing, tubing, and pump rods, using hand and power wrenches and tongs.
 
Bolt together pump and engine parts.
 
Walk flow lines to locate leaks, using electronic detectors and making visual inspections.
 
Move pipes to and from trucks, using truck winches and motorized lifts, or by hand.
 
Dismantle and repair oil field machinery, boilers, and steam engine parts, using hand tools and power tools.
 
Dig drainage ditches around wells and storage tanks.
 
Keep pipe deck and main deck areas clean and tidy.
 
Guide cranes to move loads about decks.
 
Supply equipment to rig floors as requested, and provide assistance to roughnecks.
 
Dig holes, set forms, and mix and pour concrete into forms to make foundations for wood or steel derricks.
 
Cut down and remove trees and brush to clear drill sites, to reduce fire hazards, and to make way for roads to sites.
 
Bolt or nail together wood or steel framework to erect derricks.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Mining
Job Family: Mining
Benchmark Title: Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
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.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 
Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Mining
Job Family: Mining
Benchmark Title: Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
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.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Mining
Job Family: Mining
Benchmark Title: Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
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.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
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.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
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.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
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).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
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.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
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.
 
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
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.
 
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).
 
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.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
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.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Mining
Job Family: Mining
Benchmark Title: Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Enertia software Project management software
 
Maintenance record software Project management software
 
Maintenance software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
Adjustable hand wrenches Adjustable wrenches
 
Air hoists Hoists
 
Air-powered sandblasters Pneumatic sanding machines
 
Catheads Oilfield production spoolers
 
Centrifugal pumps Centrifugal pumps
 
Chipping hammers Power chippers
 
Deck grinders Power grinders
 
Ear plugs Ear plugs
 
Electric hoists Hoists
 
Fall arresting lanyards Fall protection lanyard
 
Filter presses Filtering machinery
 
Fire extinguishers Fire extinguishers
 
Forklifts Forklifts
 
Grease guns Grease guns
 
Hammers Hammers
 
Hand operated spray guns Hand sprayers
 
Handheld data loggers Portable data input terminals
 
Handheld grinders Power grinders
 
Hard hats Hard hats
 
High pressure steam cleaners Pressure or steam cleaners
 
Hoisting hooks Lifting hooks
 
Insulated protective coveralls Insulated or flotation suits
 
Laboratory funnels Laboratory funnels
 
Laboratory weighing scales Laboratory balances
 
Motorized lifts Lifts
 
Mud agitators Mud agitators
 
Multi-gas sensors Multi gas monitors
 
Oxygen testers Oxygen gas analyzers
 
Pelican hooks Safety hooks
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Pipe retrieval fishing tools Downhole fishing poles
 
Post hole augers Post hole digger
 
Power impact wrenches Impact wrenches
 
Rheometers Rheometers
 
Safety belts Safety harnesses or belts
 
Safety glasses Safety glasses
 
Safety gloves Protective gloves
 
Safety harnesses Safety harnesses or belts
 
Safety hooks Safety hooks
 
Safety lines Lifelines or lifeline equipment
 
Scaffolding Scaffolding
 
Scrapers Cleaning scrapers
 
Self-contained breathing apparatus Respiration air supplying self contained breathing apparatus or accessories
 
Shackles Lifts
 
Slings Slings
 
Tongs Tongs
 
Truck winches Winches
 
Viscometers Viscosimeters
 
pH meters pH meters
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Mining
Job Family: Mining
Benchmark Title: Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Mining
Job Family: Mining
Benchmark Title: Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Cathead Operator
Connection Worker
Derrick Hand
Derrick Worker
Dumper-Bailer Operator
Floor Hand
Gang Worker
Gun Perforator Loader
Oil Field Laborer
Oil Field Roustabout
Oil Rig Roughneck
Oil Rigger
Rig Hand
Rigger
Roughneck
Roustabout
Roustabout Crew Leader
Roustabout Crew Pusher
Roustabout Hand
Roustabout Pusher
Well Service Floor Worker
Well Service Floorperson
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Mining
Job Family: Mining
Benchmark Title: Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
 
 
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