Oil Field Jobs In Texas

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By Paul Titley, Tex.Org Contributor

Oil field jobs in Texas are growing due to oil’s high price and demand throughout the country.  Texas has the highest oil output of any US state – producing around sixty million barrels of crude oil every month.  This equates to approximately one third of the USA’s entire crude oil production.  This level of oil production naturally generates a large number of oil-related jobs within the state.

Oil field workers can generally find jobs in the larger oil producing areas of the state.  The largest fields can be found at Spraberry Trend, in West Texas, which spreads over 2,500 square miles, and the East Texas oil fields which contain more oil than any other oil field in the United States.  There are hundreds of oil companies in Texas, and there are a wide range of available jobs for those willing to learn and work really hard.  Contrary to popular belief, oil companies in Texas are not merely seeking employees to assist in digging wells and extracting crude oil.  They are also interested in recruiting jobs away from their drilling platforms.  Jobs like back office accounting and legal work are plentiful in the offices of the most successful firms.  When asked for details of the most recently advertised oil field jobs in Texas, one recruiter provided a surprising breadth of opportunities.

Recent Job Postings

The three most recently posted jobs were advertised by oil companies in Houston and had a wide range of required skill sets.  The first job posting was seeking an office based Data Administrator.  The second, a position opening for a Senior Geo-scientist and the third was seeking an experienced Drilling Engineer.  There are available jobs for office workers, physical jobs out in the fields and potentially, positions with international travel potential for those in sales and business development.  The oil industry in Texas is thriving, so check out the profiles of the oil companies below for detailed opportunities to work in the Texas oil fields.

So who’s hiring?

Because we want you to get a good paying job in the industry, here is a list of current employers who are drilling black gold in Texas:

  1. Schneider National hires oil field drivers with a Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) license and are paying up to $60,000.  If you’re interested in driving with Schneider, you can contact them at 920-592-4451.  You should have a tanker license and be eligible for hazardous material certifications within 30 days.  Before you call though, we recommend you submit an application through their web site at:  Oil Field Jobs At Schneider.  Once complete call the above number to find out about openings and locations.  If you’re a truck driver, you won’t be disappointed with their compensation package.
  2. Baker Hughes is another company that offers solutions for offshore oil rigs around Texas.  They typically hire and train their personnel after making sure their applicants are physically fit and have a mechanical aptitude.  Baker Hughes operates out of Houston Texas and is located at 4101 Oates Rd. in Houston, Texas.  They conituously hire and train offshore workers in a variety of areas.  If you’re thinking about working for Baker, you should check out their web site and job board:  Baker Hughes.  This is an outstanding company to work for and we know from our associates, they pay very well.  This is one of the few companies who will make the investment in training if you are seeking an entry level oil field job.
  3.  Haliburton also provides oil field jobs in Texas.  They operate throughout the state and are a very good company to work.  They also provide incredibly competetive salaries and value their employees.  As if this weren’t enough, they also have exceptional training opportunities and programs throughout their employment network.  We highly recommend this company as a candidate for your future job.  If you’re interested, please visit their website at:  Haliburton Jobs.
  4. Transocean is an off shore employer who may not be readily found on the job boards.  They are a publicly traded company doing business across the globe.  Ironically, their website is http://deepwater.com.   Visit them to apply with a great company.  They operate in Texas from their Houston office located at:  4 Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX 77046.  Their phone number at this office is (713) 232-7500.
  5. Ensco is also an offshore employer claiming to be the second largest offshore driller in the world.  They typically hire experienced employees but will occasionally train the “right” entry level employee with the right attitude, aptitude, and capability.  You can access Ensco’s career page at:  Ensco.  They have an office located in Houston Texas.  You can contact them directly at:  5847 San Felipe, Suite 3300 Houston, TX 77057-3008, Phone: (713) 789-1400, Toll Free at: (800) 423-8006.
  6. Chevron:  After checking their web site, we decided to add Chevron to our list of potential employers.  We noticed right away, that Chevron is a “powerhouse” when it comes to oil field employment.  We noticed more than 190 available vacancies just in the state of Texas.  They also hire on a global scale with positions ranging from South America to the Far East.  After taking a look at Chevron’s benefits package, we thought we’d suggest them in this article as they are nothing short of a GIANT in a huge industry.  Their compensation package suggests that they value their human capital and take very good care of their employees.  You can apply right on their site at Chevron Jobs.
  7. Helmerich and Payne, Inc.:  Here’s a little known company who’s a very big player in the oil drilling industry.  The company really likes to train and then keep their employees for a very long time, so they don’t have a lot of turnover.  If you’re lucky enough to get on with H and P, you’ll be in very good hands with an incredible benefits package including 401K, healthcare, etc.  This is one of the few employers we surveyed who is actively recruiting for entry level positions.  Check out their employment page at: http://www.hpinc.com/.

Oil field companies hire a wide range of employees with varying skill sets.  If you don’t think you’ll qualify for a particular position, go ahead and apply anyway.  Recruiters will review your resume, and if you don’t qualify for the specific job you’re applying to, you may be matched to another opening that’s available within the company.  There are a number of multinational companies that have operations all over the world – and jobs that start out in the oil fields have a significant chance of growing into roles based elsewhere in the US or internationally.

Types Of Oil Field Related Jobs In Texas

Driller in Texas Oil Field

Driller in Texas Oil Field

The Oil Driller:  The “Driller” is responsible for the entire drilling operation.  This is usually a seasoned veteran in the industry with several years of experience.  The driller typically monitors day-to-day operations, builds his crew, hires and fires personnel and monitors drilling operations while the rig is drilling for oil.

The “Automatic Driller”:  This individual is responsible for actually operating the drilling platform and drilling the whole.  This involves monitoring gas levels at each stage of the operation and reporting to the driller whenever a suspected safety issue arises.  The Driller is then charged with assessing the situation and taking preventive measures to ensure a catastrophic event doesn’t occur.

The Roughneck:  This is a generic term used to describe the laborers working on or around the rig.  The following is a complete list of roughneck duties:

  • The oilfield “Roustabout” is responsible for cleaning the rig.  This individual may also be called on to occasionally pain the oil field platform rig during periods of down-time.  This is a very important position for the driller as keeping a clean rig is a critical component of safety making it easy to perform continuous maintenance on the rig.  A good Roustabout can be worth his weight in gold if they’re good.  The Roustabout is usually an entry level job that leads to higher paid positions.
  • The “Toolpusher” is one of the highest position on the rig.  They are usually on site during the day for 8 to 12 hours per day.  The tool pusher’s job is to make sure the rig is supplied with everything they need to conduct operations.  They also supervise a number of personnel and are considered to be a serious leader on the rig.
  • The individual responsible for all the grease that is used for drilling operations is referred to as the “Derrick Hand.”  Drilling grease, sometimes referred to as “mud” is used constantly throughout the drilling operation, precipitating the need for the Derrick Hand.  This person also may act in a supervisory capacity when the driller isn’t available to give direction.

Entry Level Oil Worker Jobs

Believe it or not, Texas oilfields are a great place to find an entry-level job.  Those graduating from college are beloved by the oil industry as long as they have the right degrees.  There are literally hundreds of vacancies for those with various types of engineering degrees.  The oil industry recruiters are seething to get their hands on you right now.  They usually put their degree’d workers into an internship program, develop them, and will then send you out into the field.  The internships last anywhere from 6 months to well over a year and usually require you to sign an employment contract.  While paid fairly low at the beginning, you can expect to be handsomely rewarded for your patience as long as you produce good quality work.  If you don’t have a degree, don’t worry and don’t be afraid to apply.  While non-degree’d positions are much more competitive, they’re still out there and they’re still in high demand.  Never, ever be afraid to apply and put in your resume-if you’re a hard worker and have a good head on your shoulders, the Texas oil field recruiters are still interested in you.  A piece of advice though…  Try applying directly into the company web sites, like those listed above.  There are far fewer “layers” going this way, rather than applying through the various job boards like Monster and Indeed.  The Floorman is an “entry level job” primarily responsible for performing a series of manual labor tasks all through the rig location, including: rig setup and tear down activities, general repairs and maintenance on rig components, conduct assigned activities on the rig floor, and assisting the Derrickman with mud mixing duties, and numerous other duties.

What About Pay?

Money In Texas Oil Graphic Courtesy of Dreamstime.Com

Money In Texas Oil
Graphic Courtesy of Dreamstime.Com

Pay in Texas oil fields can be really good.  It’s very hard work and you’ll spend time away from your family;  but, if you’re willing to make the sacrifice, entry-level jobs can pay upwards of $50,000 a year.  Derrick hands can earn in the neighborhood of $70,000, while most offshore workers clear well over a $100,000 with the right skill sets and experience.  If you’re ambition is to work on an offshore rig, you’ll have to be in exceptional health and be willing to be away from home for a minimum of two weeks per month.  Yes, it’s painful but very rewarding financially.  Most people we’ve met absolutely love it!

The largest proportion of oil field jobs in Texas are either related to the identification or the extraction of oil.  There are also plenty of “back room” business and administrative jobs within virtually all oil companies.  Oil field jobs relating to the physical extraction of oil are often more specialized, and need a combination of experience and qualifications.  For example, a senior drilling engineer will likely be expected to have an Engineering degree from an accredited university, as well of a number of years experience working within the oil industry.

Many oil field jobs, however, do not require the same level of specialization.  Sales, administrative and financial positions will still be appointed based on the applicants level of experience.  The potential employment experience may not require specific oil industry experience.  For example, qualified accountants who have worked for a number of years in a manufacturing or the food industry will have developed the transferrable skills that may attract the oil companies in Texas.

Texas Gulf Coast Oil Platform

The oil industry in Texas continues to grow as extraction techniques improve and the demand for oil remains high.  While this trend is expected to continue, there will be oil industry jobs in Texas well into the future, many of them with some of the world’s largest corporations, providing security and further career growth opportunities for successful individuals.

It’s All About Oil Production When It Comes To Jobs

If you’re wondering just how much oil is produced in the great state of Texas, just imagine “1.5 million barrels a day”….  That level is up 37 percent from May of 2012 to May of 2013.  In fact, oil drilling permit requests have gone up 13 percent as new drilling techniques are used to drill the Permian and Eagle Ford “Shale” formations.  At the end of the day, this means increased demand and higher wages for Texas oil workers.  If you’re on the fence about entering the Texas oil fields, maybe it’s time to get off and go apply for one of those high paying oil worker positions.  There’s plenty of them out there folks and the pay’s actually getting better over time because many of the oil industry workers have migrated north for higher paying jobs, leaving a fairly significant void in the Texas oil fields.

The Eagle Ford Shale Formation

The ability to “frack” oil out of the Eagle Ford Shale formations has added thousands of jobs to the Texas oil footprint.  This formation begins in Southeast Texas and continues all the way up to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.  It contains several hundred drilling operators and continues to produce thousands of barrels of oil daily.  If you’re looking for a job in the oilfields, the Eagle Ford Shale locations seen below is a great place to start!  These drilling operators have added over $60B in Texas economic impact, and if you’re in the industry, you should be getting your share of it, if you’re not already.

Courtesy of EagleFordShale.Com

 Courtesy of EagleFordShale.Com

As I’ve stated, working in the oil fields is very demanding and requires time away from your family and loved ones.  If you’re in good physical condition and willing to go through some training, you might want to consider a different field.  We’re working on a series of pieces that explores different opportunities for high demand jobs.  Our most recent piece is on police jobs in Texas.  You can check it out here on Tex.Org.  http://tex.org/where-to-find-police-jobs-in-texas/.

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75 Responses to Oil Field Jobs In Texas

  1. Johnny

    I used this article in my search for an oilfield job. I live in Midland and recently took a job with Ensco in South Texas. I’ll be working on a land-based oil rig and wanted to say thanks for the information. I also had an interview with Baker Hughes, but the offer with Ensco was a little more lucrative. You’re right, the Texas oilfields are still booming and there’s money to be made out there. Hope everyone’s as luck as I was.

    • Big will

      Can you lead me in the right direction I want a good paying job in the oil field I m in the process of get my cdl now I just got out the army army 6 years I’m a very hard worker

      • Tex

        Hello Jejuan… Yes, there are lots of great opportunities for ex-military in the oil fields. Just check out our leads to start with and send your resume to everyone focusing on your technical skill set. Be sure to highlight your mechanical aptitude when applying. Once you obtain your CDL, you’ll probably be qualified to drive an extraction truck to and from a variety of sites. Roll up your sleeves though, long hours and hard work.

    • Marcus Du Fresne

      Did you have experience prior or no? And is it easier to just ride out to midland and apply there, or is online the best route?

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    • Christopher

      Hello im 20 years old and im looking for any openings for the oil rig job I have no experience so if any one can help me this is my emails thank you
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  3. A.E.i

    Would like to see if there are any office positions for oil companies in south Texas.

  4. Adrian Duron

    Looking for oils field Jon ASAP . Hard worker, work constructions outside so I am used to the heat bob cat loader and operator. Lay flagstone and tile . Pleas help to find a job please

  5. Christopher Degen

    I have to say the oppertunities in the Oil Industry Are amazing. I’m currently layed off an am searching for a job. I have been in the oil industry for over a year an made good money while there. I’m hoping to find another spot soon.

    • Joram Ferreyra

      Hi my name is joram i been trying to look for a job on the oilfield.i don’t have experience.i never work on the oilfield.if u could help me out and tell me were can i look for the cain of wok.i will appreciated.thanks

  6. April Paez

    Are there any oil field positions suitable for women? I mean I can do a mans job! I am a legal assistant but want to get into the oil industry and am looking at any position with growth opportunity

  7. michael ellis jennings

    6 years experience in oil maintenance work.

  8. Adam Hall

    Looking for entry level job in oilfield whether its on or offshore. I was in the United States marine corps for 8 years . I am willing to learn anything

  9. Rumaldo Guerrero

    Hi, I would like for Swab Hose Operator position, and I was in Postal Office United States for 7 half years.

  10. Jeremiah

    are there any oil field jobs here in killeen tx or near here?

  11. BRAD HEISDORF

    My name is brad im looking for entry level in oil business please help im from california and just moved to east texas ,thankyou.

  12. BRAD HEISDORF

    call me at 949-630-6113 bradley heisdorf im looking for entry level in oil business thankyou.

  13. Samuel Crosby

    Hello can any one out there help with imformation about jobs as a roustabout in the Texas erea that will help with relocation. If not can any point me in the right direction on jobs in Texas that hire felons for the natural gas and oil industry. I am from Pennsylvania and i cannot obtain a drivers license in this state to actually get my feet in the door to begin my career in this field which i am very passionate about. I have a few strikes against me that is holding me back from doing so with not already having a drivers license and i am a felon. If any one out there has imforamtion for me tha will be helpful would be greatly appreciated

    • richard

      Get a Texas ID and check Baker (they’re big here). Also, check oil field service jobs, like casing, cementing and workovers. That’s a start.

  14. herve

    i am years and currently looking for an entry level job in oil and gas industry, i have a strong background in electronics repairs.

  15. Jason Rhyner

    My name is Jason. I am Certified(ASME Section IX,current edition) I am a Californian wishing to relocate my family to Texas and I am willing to start entree level in any Departmemt that is applicable to my degree of education. Thank you and I hope to become a part of what many American’s
    Sharing in the Oil fields of Texas.
    Sincerely, Jason.909.212.9945

  16. Johnny

    Hello im 23 years old and i’m about to get out of the army and im looking for any openings for the oil rig job I have no experience so if any one can help me this is my emails thank you.
    southdallas_16@yahoo.com

  17. Michael Reed

    I’m very intrested in a job opportunity in the oil field I’m currently in Las Vegas nv and would like to move my wife and kids out to Texas where she has family and am very much intrested in working in the oil field. This would be my first experience in the oil field but I guarantee I’m hard worker who has many good references. Currently work for harbor Frieght tools in Las Vegas nv. You can call me or email me using my wife email reedkimmy86@yahoo.com or call at (702)773-8633.

  18. kyle smothers

    Hi my name is kyle I’m 25 laid off from heil was a mig welder not certified. I worked 70-90 hrs a week every week voluntarily and I ve always thought about Texas oil field I have no experience and I live in Alabama I just want to work.

  19. Josh Baucum

    I am a white American living south of Houston. I really need a job in the oil field i have a family to take care of and am having bad luck. I have ran Heavy Equipment for a paving and grading company in Atlanta, Georgia. Please help me get on at a place. God Bless.

  20. joe

    Looking for oil job in texas or drving job in the oil industry…any contact i have cdl with hazmat tanker passenger and 16 yrs of military service

  21. jeremy

    I plan on moving to texas from california and I have worked a little over a year in construction, I do not have a cdl and no experience in the oil fields. Can I still get the job?

  22. Justin Dutton

    I am 17 and currently live in north Texas Gainesville area. I am looking for an entry level position- roustabout or floorman type work. My father has been in the oil field for most of his life and I plan to go. Email me with more information

  23. Mirko

    Hello, someone can help me finding an entry level job in the oil fields? I’m a hard worker, high school Italian diploma (scientific orientation), I have some industrial job experience. Language is not a problem, I have a fluent English, the problem is finding a sponsor company for the working visa!

  24. Patrick chitman

    I’m looking for an entry level oil field job.. I have no experience at all.. I’m a criminal justice major that’s about to graduate from college.. Just been having a change of heart and I want to get started in the oil field industry… I’m looking to start somewhere in Houston because I plan on moving there this summer… Please contact me if you have any info.. Chit24.pc@gmail.com

  25. leah

    I am a thirty year old woman looking for entry level work in the oil industry. I have a few years experience building steel stages and carpentry, so tough jobs i take as a challenge and really enjoy them. Any info will help, than you mizzdameanor 01 @ yahoo. Thanks

  26. Joe Bonilla

    I have a BS Psych and an MS counseling/Ed Psych. I ran hot shot to most of the Shale last year, but got out. Is there anything for me out there? Admin? On site? Anything at all?

  27. tino naidoo

    Hi my name is Tino iam a south african.My dream is to work in the oil rigging industry.I am a motivated an hard working person an goes all out to get the job done.At the moment I am self employed ran my own business iam a petrol an diesel mechanic I fix mainly earth moving machines but have a lot of experience ferrari earth moving equipment.pls give me a chance you will not regret it.Thank you

  28. JamesClark

    I am looking to move to east or southeast Texas and I am needing to get on a rig asap if anyone knows of anyone hiring in that area pls email me at ruffnek.0626@gmail.com I would greatly appreciate it I have experience in being a hand thank you all for taking the time to read this.

  29. Solomon

    I am looking cdl driver jobs in oil company , i
    have CDL A, tanker endorsement and 5 month experience dump truck driver, any info will help tel 7035073983

  30. Jason

    I have been in the US Navy for the past 8 years and am getting out in February. I will be home the first of February. I am actively seeking a job in Hydraulics. In the Navy I am a Hydraulics Technician. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  31. Jason F

    I am looking for entry level position on a drilling rig will travel anywhere can any one out there point me in the direction of a felon friendly company? Thanks

  32. Jason F

    You can reach me at lucy_torres9@hotmail.com

  33. Adrian

    This month I’m moving whith myfamily in the katy-Houston, I’d love to find an entry-level job in gas and oil, I’m resident ,in Europe I was firefighter 8ani, I can work anything the problem is I don’t know English well, some suggestions? Thank you, adrianjurj_sm@yahoo.com is my email

    • Tex

      Adrian, yes you should learn English and realize that fire fighters are in high demand in America. In many cases fire fighters make just as much as those in the Texas oil fields.

  34. Marcus Du Fresne

    I am looking for any entry level job in oil field with no experience. Army veteran just looking for a foot in. Very hard worker and can work in any conditions. Please contact me at madufresne301@gmail.com. Thank you

    • Tex

      Marcus- Online applications are the best route in applying for these jobs. Most people don’t make it on the oil rigs, so be sure to mention your work ethic in the cover memo of your resume. They need reliable, hard working people on the rigs. If you can prove that you have a good attitude and are willing to work hard and learn, there are plenty of jobs available on either land-based rigs, or on offshore rigs.

  35. felix

    I’m about to graduate from high school the year of 2014, i’ve been intrested in looking for the best Entry level job any suggestions for texas???

  36. john becker

    I have been fracking for about eight years and am looking to further my knowledge in the oilfield. Have been all over the us and wouldnt mind seeing a little more.

    • Tex

      John, what type of work have you been doing in the oil fields? I know they’ve been looking for drillers as they’re in short supply.

  37. Angel Nieves

    I’m in need of a career and the oil fields have caught my attention please help me with the info I need. I’m a hard worker and fast learner.

  38. Miss Tasha Northcutt

    I’m a female. I am currently looking for a challenging position. hard, team effort. 9798484032.

  39. Louis

    Hard working individual looking for entry level jobs in the oil field.

  40. Kenneth

    I am looking for a Swab Operator position have several years experience as a swab operator if anyone knows anyone hiring please let me know Thanks

  41. Christian Wilson

    Hey looking for a good job with the oilfield so thank you

  42. Ryan K

    Live in San Antonio and have decided I want to persue work in the oil field(eagle ford). Im 26 and have worked in manufacturing and warehouse. Im capable of learning and can prove with college transcripts but just haven’t chose major and completed. I’m willing to start anywhere and work my way. Any advice and tips would be greatly appreciated

  43. NormanMELMCNEE

    20 plus yrs drilling and derricks. Looking for work. Driller,derrickman,anything to get back in. Been out of work since July 2013. MELMCNEE@yahoo.com thanks in advance

  44. joe snider

    My name is Joe snider I am 40 yrs old I have been employeed in the oilfield working for a light plant and generator rental company for about 10 yrs and the oilfield has about played out thehere. I am no stranger to hard work I grew up cutting timber and running all kinda of heavy logging equipment I’m looking for a rig job equipment job. Or possibly going to work for a rental service co. If any one now’s of anything please email me

  45. Jon Treadwell

    Hi I just wanted to say iam interested in an entry level job on an oil rig my name is jon an iam 24 years old an have worked laber jobs most my life in tucson az an am currently working for a subcontractor for u.p railroad as an excavated operator/laborer in iowa an im looking to find a more stable job / hours please text or call will relocate asap 520-561-3852

  46. Timothy Salas

    I am currently looking for working in South Texas. I have experience in Solids Control, Frac Sand & Logistics. If anyone is hiring or knows anyone please contact me at anytime.

    tj_salas@yahoo.com
    210-454-9368

  47. Timothy Salas

    I am currently looking for work in South Texas. I have experience in Solids Control, Frac Sand & Logistics. If anyone is hiring or knows anyone please contact me at anytime.

    tj_salas@yahoo.com
    210-454-9368

  48. Tyler

    I am looking for pipeline or oil field work I have no experience I am a hard worker willing to learn anything thank you

  49. Kevin Lussier

    I am looking to be entry level on a oil rig I just can’t get my foot in the door. I have a twic card and a hard worker.

    • Quentin R Waddles

      My name is Quentin Waffles I’m looking for floor hand work in north texas, dallas, fort worth surding areas I have two years exp. Working for oakhills oilfield. And now I’m ready to go back out asap tonight if possible lol my email is quentinray230@gmail.com # 9036243304 please contact me if any leads are available thank you.

  50. Bill Coddington

    20 years old, no experience, looking for entry level openings. My email is spartan0133@gmail.com

  51. shane Scrushy

    I am looking for an oil rig/drilling job! I have previously worked on pipeline but have never worked oil rig before! Is there any job in the oil industry that I would qualify for?! Im a great worker and im ready to work!!!!

  52. Jordan Ridings

    Hard working individual looking for entry level jobs in the oil field.

    please contact me if any leads are available thank you. 713-302-3165

  53. RYAN

    my name is ryan and i worked as maintenance technician in various mining companies in Ghana. i am currently in the states as a permanent resident and looking for any related jobs to do especially jobs relating to drilling rigs repairs and maintenance.i need someone to please give me the guidlines to achieve this dream

  54. Tracy Caldwell

    Any companies looking to hire husband/wife teams? Hard workers, dedicated. Husband has over 20 yrs exp in food industry and I’m an EMT and have worked in security. Looking for a career change, willing to relocate. Any help and or advice is greatly appreciated!

  55. Matthew

    Hello I’m 23 years old from Cleveland tx I’ve been trying to get in the oil field for a while now! I work hard and always try to climb the ladder no matter what I’m doing I’m willing to start from the bottom if anyone knows of anything send me a email mcebarb@yahoo.com

  56. Chris

    I am an lic electritian and licensed plumber in the state of texas and am wanting to get into the oild field badly. where does ne start to get hired on. I am a very hard worker but am not getting any calls back? Is there something I am missing here. Thanks!

    • Tex

      Chris,

      Yes- you really need to get on the websites mentioned here and elsewhere on the site and put your job applications in. Getting a job in the oil industry is challenging, but once you’re in you stand to make an incredibly good salary as long as you’re dedicated and hard working. Polish up your resume and upload it to the oil field companies who are hiring. Takes a little work on your part.

  57. Colton

    I am 23 years old. i worked the bakken in north dakota for the last two years. i am an experienced roustabout. i built tank batteries and operated equipment. general maintenance on well sites as well. i have the money for housing and transportation. i just need to know where to apply for my field. any help is much appreciate. thank you

  58. Curtis Ceballos

    I am a foreman that works for mas tech looking for a change. I currently work on cell phone towers and I’m good with working in the air being a derrick man would be cool with me. I’ve been dealing with work on cell towers and I’ve also learned the technical side of things, so I’m not afraid to use a computer just ready to make good money in the oil fields.

  59. Perla Avalos

    I’m 27 yrs old I am a woman looking to find a job in the oil field that doesn’t requirer experience, I’m willing to work long hrs and travel single mother trying to make a better life for my children if anyone knows where I can I apply or hire women I would really appreciate it.

  60. Thomas Romero

    I am looking for an entry level position with no experience but I am willing to learn anything. Please help email is tdromero34@yahoo.com. thank you

  61. Jeremy Parker

    I am a 30 year old who has lived overseas for 2 years, held a professional position, but am looking for a career change.

    I have a law degree, and in over two years have had no success finding work (which is why I took the position overseas in between). Willing to relocate anywhere, and have good Mandarin language skills. Have professor and legal experience also.

    Need a job so that I can raise a family, and want to work my way up through the oil and natural gas industry. Work very hard, and will do anything to build a career. Like everyone else here looking to build a career with jobs whose skills are in demand, that I can grow within, and raise a family.

    My email is jrpark05@yahoo.com.

  62. Duane Stewart

    No experience, hard worker, looking for a career. Help me out with any info on entry level positions. God bless

  63. Michael mitchell

    I’m from houston and have my class b cdl with tanker airbrakes and hazmat. Anybody know who’s hiring

  64. Tyler

    Hi I’m currently working in the bakken oilfields in North Dakota.I am a crane operator,previously a rigger. Also was a roustabout Forman looking to work on an offshore rig.

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