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Oil and Gas Roustabouts


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Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940


Oil and Gas Roustabouts


Assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as needed.

Other titles in this work field include:

  • cathead operator
  • connection worker
  • derrick hand
  • derrick worker
  • dumper-bailer operator
  • floor hand
  • floor worker, well service
  • floorperson, well service
  • gang worker
  • gun perforator loader
  • laborer, oil field
  • oil field roustabout
  • oil rigger
  • rig hand
  • rigger
  • roughneck
  • roustabout
  • roustabout crew leader
  • roustabout crew pusher
  • roustabout hand
  • roustabout pusher



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