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Working As A Tool Pusher

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Make Decisions

  • $58,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Tool Pusher does

  • Insure well control equipment is properly operating and have been tested and serviced.
  • Increased production by more than 15% eliciting positive feedback from oil companies.
  • Hold weekly choke drills and BOP drills.
  • Thread cables through derrick pulleys, using hand tools.
  • Manage drill crews & oversee drilling rig.
  • Ordered valve devices, drill bits and equipment necessary to control the flow of gas or oil within the well.
  • Insured strict adherence to safety program.
  • Completed strict Standard Safety Practices, including CPR courses, H2S gas, and Blow Out Prevention Safety Course.
  • Type of Rig: 3000 HP BOMCO Cyber Rig / Iron Roughneck and Touch Screen system.
  • File necessary Job Safety Analysis reports daily.
  • Set up locations for Frac's, Drilling jobs.
  • Zero turn around with crew members for five years straight.
  • Try and pull Dual Packer loose which never happened.
  • Maintained kick tolerance and kill sheet calculation; supervised, maintained, and HSE policies procedures.
  • Drilled Shallow Wells (3,000' to 4,500 ') Logged, ran casing strings and Cemented.
  • Executed daily operations of crew.
  • Insured all crews followed all safety rules, company policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Worked under OSHA and Dow's safety program and effectively maintained all work orders from supervisors.
  • Conferred with company men and consultants to resolve problems and to coordinate activities.
  • Worked in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Iraq North

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Average Length of Employment
Tool Pusher 6.0 years
Driller 5.0 years
Drilling Foreman 4.7 years
Rig Operator 4.2 years
Derrickman 3.9 years
Roustabout Pusher 2.3 years
Pusher 1.8 years
Top Careers Before Tool Pusher
Driller 30.7%
Floor Hand 13.5%
Derrick Hand 12.0%
Derrickman 6.2%
Operator 5.1%
Roustabout 4.2%
Roughneck 2.8%
Rig Hand 2.2%
Supervisor 2.1%
Welder 1.6%
Mechanic 1.5%
Pusher 1.4%
Consultant 1.3%
Top Careers After Tool Pusher
Driller 13.3%
Consultant 13.0%
Rig Manager 11.7%
Supervisor 4.2%
Owner 3.3%
Operator 3.0%
Floor Hand 2.7%
Driver 2.3%
Welder 1.9%

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Tool Pusher Demographics

Gender

Male

89.2%

Unknown

7.2%

Female

3.6%
Ethnicity

White

59.4%

Hispanic or Latino

18.4%

Black or African American

13.2%

Asian

5.1%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0%

Dakota

37.5%

Arabic

12.5%

Tool Pusher Education

Schools

Midland College

8.0%

Casper College

8.0%

Western Wyoming Community College

8.0%

Howard College

8.0%

Texas Tech University

6.0%

Oklahoma State University

6.0%

University of Oklahoma

6.0%

Central Texas College

4.0%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

4.0%

Argosy University-Phoenix

4.0%

Central Wyoming College

4.0%

Institute of Production and Recording

4.0%

Angelo State University

4.0%

New Mexico Junior College

4.0%

Utah State University

4.0%

Odessa College

4.0%

Texas College

4.0%

Southern Utah University

4.0%

Grambling State University

4.0%

Rogers State University

2.0%
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Majors

Petroleum Engineering

13.5%

Business

12.5%

Management

7.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

7.3%

General Studies

7.3%

Automotive Technology

7.3%

Precision Metal Working

6.3%

Computer Science

5.2%

Chemical Engineering

4.2%

Criminal Justice

4.2%

Education

4.2%

Geology

3.1%

Engineering

3.1%

Apparel And Textiles

2.1%

Entertainment Business

2.1%

Public Health

2.1%

English

2.1%

Health Education

2.1%

Petroleum Technology

2.1%

Health Care Administration

2.1%
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Degrees

Other

61.4%

Bachelors

12.4%

Associate

9.7%

Certificate

8.3%

Diploma

4.1%

Masters

2.8%

License

1.4%
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Top Skills for A Tool Pusher

  1. Safety Meetings
  2. Activities Supervision
  3. Top Drive
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Supervised safety meetings and performed safety inspections.
  • Participated in converting the rig from a Kelly to a Top drive.
  • Conferred with company men and consultants to resolve problems and to coordinate activities.
  • Dig holes, set forms, and mix and pour concrete, for foundations of steel or wooden derricks.
  • Moved equipment, trained employees, drilled water wells, planned wells and arranged to have equipment on location when needed

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What do you like the most about working as Tool Pusher?

Its a challenging job where every day is a new day expecting an expected. Always able to try new things & approach to improve performance both in operation & Safety. Its a job which makes me feel alive and young everyday.. Show More

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Nothing apart from being away from my family for a long period of time.. Show More

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