Career as Oil Rig Worker

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Oil Rig Worker

Oil rig workers are the people who work in offshore oil rigs to maintain them. They are responsible for the maintenance of equipment, such as pumps, valves and pipelines. They also maintain the equipment and structures on a rig.

Oil rig workers must be qualified to work at an offshore oil rig. This qualification is called an Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) certification or a similar qualification. In India, this certificate is not mandatory but it helps in getting better jobs with higher payscales.

Oil Rig Workers are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of oil rigs. They are required to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have to be available for emergency situations. They also have to maintain records of equipment, tools and supplies that are used by the rig.


- Must be at least 18 years old

- Should not be below 5'4" in height

- Should not have any physical limitations which would prevent them from performing the job's duties

- Must pass a drug test

Oil rig workers are the people who work on offshore oil rigs. They are required to be certified by the National Board of Certification for Oiler and Rig Workers in the United States. The job of an oil rig worker is to maintain, repair and build offshore oil rigs.

The eligibility for this job in India is that you have to be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent and have a valid driver's license. The pay for this job ranges from Rs 20,000-Rs 30,000 per month depending on the experience level of the person.

In order to become an oil rig worker, one must have a high school diploma or GED. Some employers also require that you take a drug test, have a valid driver’s license, and pass a physical exam.

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