8615- Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers

Job Description: 

Labourers in this unit group carry out a variety of general labouring duties and operate equipment to assist in the drilling and servicing of oil and gas wells. This unit group also includes labourers who assist in geophysical prospecting for oil and gas. They are employed by drilling and well servicing contractors and by petroleum producing companies.

Main Duties: 

Labourers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

Manipulate sections of pipe or drill stem at the rig floor during drilling and during the removal and replacement of strings of pipe or drill stem and drill bit
Maintain drilling equipment on the drill floor
Handle, sort and move drill tools, pipe, cement and other materials
Clean up rig areas
Assist in setting up, taking down and transporting drilling and service rigs and service equipment
May drive trucks to transport materials and well service equipment.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school may be required.
Completion of introductory college or petroleum industry-approved training courses may be required.
Certificates in hydrogen sulphide awareness, workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS) or transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) may be required.

Additional Inormation: 

Progression to more senior operating positions is possible with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers (8232)
Oil and gas well drilling and related workers and services operators (8412)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X