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Roustabouts, Oil and Gas - 47-5071.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as needed.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Field Service Roustabout
  • Floor Hand
  • Oil and Gas Roustabout
  • Oil Field Roustabout
  • Production Roustabout
  • Rig Hand
  • Roustabout
  • Roustabout Crew Pusher
  • Roustabout Hand
  • Roustabout Pusher

SOC Occupation Groups

47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations
47-5000 Extraction Workers
47-5070 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
47-5071.00 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

Related Occupations


  • Bolt or nail together wood or steel framework to erect derricks.
  • Bolt together pump and engine parts.
  • Clean trucks used in the fields.
  • Clean up spilled oil by bailing it into barrels.
  • Cut down and remove trees and brush to clear drill sites, to reduce fire hazards, and to make way for roads to sites.
  • Dig drainage ditches around wells and storage tanks.
  • Dig holes, set forms, and mix and pour concrete into forms to make foundations for wood or steel derricks.
  • Dismantle and repair oil field machinery, boilers, and steam engine parts, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Guide cranes to move loads about decks.
  • Keep pipe deck and main deck areas clean and tidy.
  • Lay gas and oil pipelines.
  • Move pipes to and from trucks, using truck winches and motorized lifts, or by hand.
  • Supply equipment to rig floors as requested and provide assistance to roughnecks.
  • Unscrew or tighten pipes, casing, tubing, and pump rods, using hand and power wrenches and tongs.
  • Walk flow lines to locate leaks, using electronic detectors and by making visual inspections, and repair the leaks.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assemble products or production equipment.
  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
  • Assist skilled construction or extraction personnel.
  • Clean vehicles or vehicle components.
  • Clean work sites.
  • Dig holes or trenches.
  • Install plumbing or piping.
  • Install production equipment or systems.
  • Load or unload materials used in construction or extraction.
  • Locate equipment or materials in need of repair or replacement.
  • Maintain extraction or excavation equipment.
  • Maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities.
  • Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Pour materials into or on designated areas.
  • Remove debris or vegetation from work sites.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Dumper-Bailer Operator
  • Floor Worker, Well Service
  • Gun-Perforator Loader
  • Roustabout