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Working As a Derrickman

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $27,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Derrickman does

  • Rig motors, air compressors etc.
  • Work in derricks when pulling drill string.
  • Rig up and down BOP, and equipment.
  • Certificate of Completion from the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).
  • Conducted derrick maintenance of sheave nest, cables, structure, ropes, pulleys and safety equipment.
  • Worked at heights most of the time putting drill pipe in the well.
  • Review company policies and procedures to ensure they are relevant and up to date at all times.
  • Change oil, work with hand tools.
  • Trained in H2S Gas, CPR, Scuba and Fisheries.
  • Prepare mud reports, and instruct crews about the handling of any chemical additives.
  • Worked the monkey board when tripping in or out.
  • Assist other crew members as needed.
  • Maintain mud pumps, pits, hopper-house, shakers, derrick, and board.
  • Maintained and monitored equipment to include mud pumps, charge pumps, shakers and flow line.
  • Maintain and change out all replaceable pump parts on pz11 mud pumps..
  • Operate and repair shale shakers.
  • Fill out Job Safety Analysis before each task.
  • Operate, maintain, and repair equipment associated with the mud system, including mud pumps and mud pit equipment.
  • Follow the rules an regulations of the company an OSHA.
  • Assisted the Roughnecks on the drill floor when not in derrick or on the pits.

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Average Length of Employment
Driller 5.0 years
Derrickman 4.0 years
Derrick Hand 3.2 years
Roughneck 2.4 years
Floor Hand 2.1 years
Rig Hand 2.1 years
Top Careers Before Derrickman
Floor Hand 22.5%
Roustabout 18.7%
Driller 10.7%

Roughneck

10.6%
Assistant 3.4%
Operator 3.0%
Welder 2.8%
Foreman 2.8%
Mechanic 2.2%
Technician 2.1%
Supervisor 2.0%
Top Careers After Derrickman
Driller 30.7%
Rig Manager 13.1%
Floor Hand 5.8%
Consultant 3.9%
Operator 3.7%
Technician 3.0%
Assistant 2.7%
Supervisor 2.5%
Driver 2.4%
Welder 2.3%
Roustabout 2.1%

Roughneck

2.0%
Mechanic 2.0%

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Derrickman Demographics

Gender

Male

91.3%

Unknown

5.8%

Female

2.9%
Ethnicity

White

53.4%

Hispanic or Latino

24.5%

Black or African American

14.0%

Asian

5.0%

Unknown

3.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

68.8%

French

6.3%

Arabic

6.3%

Portuguese

3.1%

Turkish

3.1%

German

3.1%

Romanian

3.1%

Carrier

3.1%

Croatian

3.1%
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Derrickman Education

Schools

The Academy

7.6%

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

6.8%

Tyler Junior College

5.9%

South Plains College

5.9%

Howard College

5.9%

Kilgore College

5.1%

Oklahoma State University

5.1%

Angelo State University

5.1%

Texas A&M University

5.1%

Jones County Junior College

5.1%

Midland College

4.2%

University of Texas at Tyler

4.2%

Texas Tech University

4.2%

Del Mar College

4.2%

University of Phoenix

4.2%

Casper College

4.2%

Pearl River Community College

4.2%

New Mexico Junior College

4.2%

Houston Community College

4.2%

Nicholls State University

4.2%
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Majors

Business

16.8%

General Studies

11.3%

Precision Metal Working

8.3%

Automotive Technology

8.3%

Petroleum Engineering

5.8%

Industrial Technology

5.5%

Computer Science

5.2%

Electrical Engineering

5.2%

Criminal Justice

4.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.0%

Management

3.1%

Engineering

3.1%

Education

2.8%

Drafting And Design

2.4%

Nursing

2.4%

Environmental Science

2.4%

Fire Science And Protection

2.4%

Medical Technician

2.4%

Geology

2.1%

Psychology

2.1%
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Degrees

Other

57.6%

Bachelors

16.2%

Associate

12.5%

Certificate

10.1%

Diploma

2.5%

Masters

0.9%

License

0.2%
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