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Working As A Drilling Assistant

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $25,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Drilling Assistant Do At Tetra Tech

* Assist in drilling operations.
* Expedite field supplies.
* Perform duties at multiple job sites.
* Perform yard duties at direction of supervisor.
* Assist in measuring test boring locations
* Load and unload trucks.
* Smoothly and quickly connect and disconnect the lower parts of the drill pipe when it is being lowered into and raised from the hole.
* Catch samples of drilled cuttings to be analyzed.
* Clean and maintain equipment.
* Help move drilling rig and equipment from site to site and set up.
* Dig and clean mud pits and drains.
* Assist with well development and pumping tests.
* Operate equipment such as pumps for air, water and mud, and equipment and tools used to correct problems in drilled holes caused by mechanical breakdowns or by harmful natural conditions.
* Carry out minor maintenance and repairs, including lubrication and cleaning.
* Perform other duties as assigned

What Does A Drilling Assistant Do At Summit Design and Engineering Services, PLLC

* Assist with all drilling processes
* Assist in loading and unloading equipment and setting up site
* Follow all safety precautions
* Perform equipment maintenance and repair
* Complete Driller's Logs on Private Sector Projects
* Drive Drilling Support Truck when needed
* Complete daily mileage logs

What Does A Drilling Assistant Do At Intertek

Assisting in operation and maintenance of drill rigs, associated vehicles and equipment Maintaining a drilling log and classifying soils (PSI will provide training for these tasks Loading and unloading supplies for daily drilling activitiesAbility to work outdoors assisting drill rig operator in ALL types of weather year-round Ability to lift up to 80 lbs

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Average Length of Employment
Drilling Foreman 4.7 years
Derrick Hand 3.2 years
Hand Driller 2.4 years
Oil Field Worker 2.3 years
Rig Hand 2.1 years
Drilling Assistant 2.0 years
Driller Helper 1.9 years
Top Careers Before Drilling Assistant
Floor Hand 9.2%
Assistant 6.7%
Driver 6.3%
Roustabout 6.1%
Welder 5.9%
Driller 5.2%
Cashier 5.0%
Technician 4.4%
Operator 4.2%
Supervisor 4.0%
Owner 3.8%
Derrickman 3.8%
Top Careers After Drilling Assistant
Driller 12.2%
Driver 8.6%
Assistant 6.1%
Operator 5.9%
Technician 4.3%
Welder 3.9%
Supervisor 3.7%
Floor Hand 3.5%

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Top Skills for A Drilling Assistant

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Mud Pumps
  3. Drill Pipe
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted Driller with daily drilling duties, safety procedures, and misc.
  • Maintain and repair mud pumps and associated equipment - ensure permit to work and isolation procedure is followed.
  • Assisted in Tripping pipe and making connections while running drill pipe, casing, or production tubing.
  • Conducted heavy equipment operation and provided minor electrical service.
  • Used techniques such as trouble shooting and final inspections of core samples in an effective time management.

Drilling Assistant Demographics

Gender

Male

85.9%

Unknown

7.2%

Female

6.9%
Ethnicity

White

62.8%

Hispanic or Latino

15.7%

Black or African American

11.0%

Asian

6.5%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

52.2%

Dakota

13.0%

French

8.7%

German

4.3%

Japanese

4.3%

Urdu

4.3%

Persian

4.3%

Hindi

4.3%

Korean

4.3%
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Drilling Assistant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

11.0%

Universal Technical Institute

6.8%

Texas A&M University

6.8%

Brigham Young University

5.5%

Montana State University - Bozeman

5.5%

New Mexico State University

5.5%

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

5.5%

Missouri University of Science and Technology

4.1%

Great Basin College

4.1%

The Academy

4.1%

Ohio State University

4.1%

Boise State University

4.1%

Pennsylvania State University

4.1%

Houston Community College

4.1%

Salt Lake Community College

4.1%

University of Houston

4.1%

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

4.1%

More Tech Institute

4.1%

North Idaho College

4.1%

Kaplan University

4.1%
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Majors

Business

21.1%

Geology

9.7%

General Studies

8.6%

Criminal Justice

6.5%

Automotive Technology

5.4%

Industrial Technology

5.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.3%

Environmental Science

3.9%

Civil Engineering

3.6%

Precision Metal Working

3.2%

Kinesiology

3.2%

Electrical Engineering

3.2%

Education

3.2%

Construction Management

3.2%

Petroleum Engineering

2.9%

Psychology

2.9%

Liberal Arts

2.5%

English

2.5%

Chemistry

2.5%

Communication

2.5%
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Degrees

Other

42.6%

Bachelors

29.1%

Associate

13.3%

Certificate

5.8%

Masters

5.2%

Diploma

3.2%

Doctorate

0.6%

License

0.2%
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