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.