Offshore Oil Rig Jobs

By Claire Calkin

In order to gain Australia offshore oil rig jobs most workers are required to hold certain certifications such as a first aid certificate. If you are able to meet these requirements, then you can begin to look for a suitable position. For unskilled workers, most look to gain a position as a roustabout. A roustabout is the industry term for a general labourer. For skilled workers, there are numerous positions in a number of different departments that an oil rig requires. Some skilled positions that skilled workers may be interested in applying include such positions as drillers, electricians, mechanics, cooks and engineering positions.

Once someone has secured Australia offshore oil rig jobs, most workers are flown to and from the oil rig by a helicopter. Most workers are employed on a roster that will vary depending on what company you gain employment with. Most companies realise workers families commitment and ensure that the rosters reflect this. Some rosters include 2 weeks on and 1 week off or 14 days on and 14 days off. Whilst working on the rig, you will be required to both work and live in close confines to other workers. You must be able to get along well with other workers.

How to Find Jobs on Oil Rigs If You've Got No Experience - 3 Killer Tips

By Charlie Harrington
There's no doubt that jobs on oil rigs can be a great career. Many make it their life's work, and with a salary that could easily be double what you're earning onshore and holidays that beat any other full time job, it's easy to see why. This of course, also makes jobs on oil rigs a popular choice, particularly for new starters.
Here are my top 3 tips on finding jobs on oil rig if you're just starting out.:

1. Get a great resume. Often, for jobs on oil rigs, all you'll need to start is fitness, determination and a strong willingness to work. As you won't be meeting a potential employer face-to-face to ask for your first rig job, you'll need to make sure that comes across in your resume. Write a compelling cover letter that is to the point and demonstrates that you're willing to take on any task to get a career on the rigs. Employers like people that show initiative and eagerness. It's human nature.

2. Take a job even if you think it's beneath you. Getting jobs on oil rigs and the job you actually want on the rigs is so much easier if you already have experience on the rigs. It may sound obvious, but often the only way to get experience is to take a position that might be beneath your skill level. Once you're on it's a lot easier to work your way up the ladder. Even the lowest paid jobs will have you earning anywhere up to $75,000 a year and get you up to 6 months holiday in every 12 so it's unlikely to be a step backwards.

Working on an Oil Rig

By George Pettit

As the world searches for new oil fields which will replace those that are beginning to run dry, the number of available jobs on oil rigs are increasing.
As with many professions, you'll find it easier to get work on an oil rig once you have some experience, but getting that first break may take a little time as safety concerns mean many supervisors are reluctant to hire those without prior experience, even for the unskilled positions.

No formal qualifications are usually required to work on an oil rig but candidates with backgrounds in shipbuilding, construction and engineering are generally preferred. It may also be possible to join a rig as an apprentice. Wherever you start, there are many opportunities for advancement as you gain experience and skills.

The most basic, entry level position available on an oil rig is known as a roustabout and involves manual laboring and maintenance tasks. This may include cleaning and painting the area around the drilling platform, moving equipment and supplies and helping to mix the lubricant for the drill bit, a substance known as mud.