Also referred to as: Derrickhand
Requirements and Responsibilities

Derrickman is responsible for operating and servicing oil and gas wells. Assists in rigging up or down, laying out tubing, and transporting drilling and service rigs. Being a Derrickman may require a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Derrickman works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. To be a Derrickman typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may need 2 years experience with additional specialized training and/or certification.

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