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Working As A Derrick Hand

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Repetitive

  • $74,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Derrick Hand does

  • Operate, service and repair air compressors, boosters and mud pumps.
  • Worked in extreme weather conditions.
  • Rig up strip on BOP.
  • Used hand tools to connect tanks and flow lines.
  • Followed company policies and were PPE at all times.
  • Maintained mud pits and shale shakers.
  • Use of D9 dozer.- Use of hand tools.
  • Completed College with certificates in hazardous materials, CPR, EMT.
  • Prepare mud reports, and instruct crews about the handling of any chemical additives.
  • Work monkey board when tripping pipe.
  • Supervised and trained crew members.
  • Wear all our PPE at all times.
  • String cables through pulleys and blocks.
  • Obtained extensive knowledge about drill bits and other tools.
  • Maintained the Job Safety Analysis program before and after towers.
  • Operated, monitored, and maintained all drilling fluid systems and equipment.
  • Follow all guide lines of MSHA, OSHA, and DOT.
  • Maintain drilling equipment on the drill floor.
  • Trip drill pipe and drill collars.
  • Worked at heights, using proper safety equipment.

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Average Length of Employment
Tool Pusher 5.5 years
Driller 5.0 years
Derrickman 3.9 years
Derrick Hand 3.0 years
Hand Driller 2.4 years
Roughneck 2.4 years
Pit Hand 2.1 years
Floor Hand 2.1 years
Rig Hand 2.1 years
Drilling Assistant 2.1 years
Roustabout 2.0 years
Hand Chain Maker 1.7 years
Roustabout Hand 1.4 years
Top Careers Before Derrick Hand
Floor Hand 42.7%
Roustabout 8.7%
Driller 7.9%
Operator 4.2%
Welder 3.8%
Roughneck 3.4%
Rig Hand 2.8%
Mechanic 2.4%
Derrickman 2.3%
Foreman 2.1%
Technician 2.1%
Supervisor 2.0%
Driver 2.0%
Manager 1.8%
Top Careers After Derrick Hand
Driller 21.3%
Floor Hand 16.8%
Operator 7.6%
Supervisor 3.8%
Driver 3.6%
Welder 3.3%
Consultant 2.5%
Technician 2.5%
Mechanic 2.1%
Foreman 2.1%
Owner 2.1%

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Top Skills for A Derrick Hand

  1. Mud Pumps
  2. Flow Lines
  3. Safety Meetings
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed the general housekeeping, maintenance and upkeep of the equipment in the chemical I mud pits I mud pumps.
  • Walked the flow lines to locate leaks, using both electronic detectors and visual inspection.
  • Attended daily safety meetings to ensure machine operation safety.
  • Mix chemicals, get mud checks, maintain and maintenance mud pumps, work derrick board when tripping pipe, operate forklift
  • Push levers to move electric draw works that lower and raise drill pipes and casings in and out of wells.

Derrick Hand Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 5,800 Derrick Hand resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Derrick Hand Demographics

Gender

Male

92.7%

Unknown

4.2%

Female

3.1%
Ethnicity

White

59.4%

Hispanic or Latino

20.3%

Black or African American

10.6%

Asian

5.9%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

74.6%

Dakota

8.5%

German

3.4%

Carrier

3.4%

Berber

1.7%

Greek

1.7%

French

1.7%

Occidental

1.7%

Mandarin

1.7%

Arabic

1.7%
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Derrick Hand Education

Schools

San Juan College

9.1%

University of Phoenix

8.6%

Odessa College

7.3%

Texas Tech University

6.8%

Midland College

6.4%

Casper College

6.4%

Central Wyoming College

5.5%

The Academy

5.0%

Ashford University

4.5%

Western Wyoming Community College

4.1%

South Plains College

4.1%

Jones County Junior College

4.1%

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

3.6%

Pearl River Community College

3.6%

Bismarck State College

3.6%

Southwest Mississippi Community College

3.6%

Louisiana Tech University

3.6%

Oklahoma State University

3.6%

Texas A&M University

3.2%

Front Range Community College

3.2%
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Majors

Business

18.3%

General Studies

12.0%

Precision Metal Working

11.3%

Automotive Technology

10.4%

Criminal Justice

5.7%

Education

4.1%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.0%

Computer Science

3.4%

Petroleum Engineering

3.4%

Industrial Technology

2.9%

Management

2.9%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.9%

Engineering

2.9%

Electrical Engineering

2.6%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.6%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

2.3%

Health Education

2.3%

Kinesiology

2.1%

Graphic Design

2.0%

Drafting And Design

1.8%
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Degrees

Other

58.9%

Associate

15.8%

Bachelors

11.9%

Certificate

7.9%

Diploma

3.2%

Masters

1.3%

License

0.9%

Doctorate

0.2%
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