Offshore Oil Rig Jobs - Petroleum JobsLike most jobs, petroleum jobs in South Africa require that you work from the bottom up. The big difference between beginning petroleum jobs and beginning other entry-level jobs that even at the lowest position on an oil rig crew members still make a large chunk of money.
Men that began working petroleum jobs in South Africa start out on deck with the drilling crews. Each member of the drilling crew has a specific title, tasks, and responsibilities. Each of these roles is highly important to the functionality of oil rig.
There are usually multiple drilling crews on each oil rig, and their work in different shifts to cover maintaining the rig 24 hours a day. Petroleum jobs in South Africa require the workers to work in either eight or 12 hour shifts seven days a week. Every person ownership generally works a couple weeks at a time on a rig and then they get a couple weeks off.
Entry-level positions for petroleum jobs in South Africa on drilling crews are usually drillers, the derrickman, roughnecks, roustabouts, and motor hands. From there, people usually move up into higher positions with even more pay. It also positions available parts of the drilling crew for skilled workers such as catering and accounting.
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