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Become A Chain Person

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Working As A Chain Person

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Make Decisions

  • $74,260

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Chain Person does

  • Tally pipe, clean rig, mix mud for derrick hand.
  • Operated tubing elevators, push/pull tubing, associated hand tools, and other associated rig tools and equipment.
  • Installed sheaves and cables for guy lines, and monitored and cleared guy line cables when the derrick was in motion.

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How To Become A Chain Person

A bachelor’s degree is typically required for most positions, although an associate’s degree may be sufficient for some logistician jobs. Industry certification and work experience in a related field is helpful for jobseekers.

Education

Logisticians may qualify for some positions with an associate’s degree. However, as logistics becomes increasingly complex, more companies prefer to hire workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree. Many logisticians have a bachelor’s degree in business, systems engineering, or supply chain management.

Bachelor’s degree programs often include coursework in operations and database management, and system dynamics. In addition, most programs offer courses that train students on software and technologies commonly used by logisticians, such as radio-frequency identification (RFID).

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification can demonstrate professional competence and a broad knowledge of logistics. Logisticians can obtain certification through APICS or the International Society of Logistics (SOLE). To become certified, a logistician typically needs to have a certain amount of education and work experience and to pass an exam.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Prospective logisticians can benefit from previous work experience in a field related to logistics or business. Others gain work experience while serving in the military. Experience allows a worker to learn about products and supply chain processes. Some employers allow applicants to substitute several years of work experience for a degree.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Logisticians need strong communication skills in order to collaborate with colleagues and do business with suppliers and customers.

Critical-thinking skills. Logisticians must develop, adjust, and carry out logistical plans. They often must find ways to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

Organizational skills. Logisticians must be able to perform several tasks at one time, keep detailed records, and simultaneously manage several projects in a fast-paced environment.

Problem-solving skills. Logisticians must handle unforeseen issues, such as delivery problems, and adjust plans as needed to resolve the issues.

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Chain Person Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    88.4%
  • Female

    11.6%

Ethnicity

  • White

    71.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    19.0%
  • Asian

    6.8%
  • Unknown

    2.7%
  • Black or African American

    0.2%
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Top Skills for A Chain Person

HandToolsPreventativeMaintenanceDerrickBoundaryConnectionsServiceEDMDrillPipeOshaResponsibilitiesiCleanRigSurveyCrewBuildingLay-OutHighwayConstructionMudPumpsDetentionPondsTheodolitesGeneralLabor/MAN-HeadChainEasiestAccess

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Top Chain Person Skills

  1. Hand Tools
  2. Preventative Maintenance
  3. Derrick
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operated tubing elevators, push/pull tubing, associated hand tools, and other associated rig tools and equipment.
  • Installed sheaves and cables for guy lines, and monitored and cleared guy line cables when the derrick was in motion.
  • WORK ON FLOOR NORMAL OPERATIONS, CLEAN RIG, DO REPAIRS HELP CREW PERFORM TASK KEEP DRILLING RUNNING SMOOTH