Maintain oil field machinery


Disassemble, repair or replace oil field equipment such as steam engine components or boilers; use power tools and hand tools.

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Maintain oil field machinery is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Roustabout: Roustabouts maintain and repair oil field equipment and machinery using hand and power tools. They do general labor, such as cleaning, digging trenches, scraping and painting rig components.
Roughneck: Roughnecks make or break connections when the drill pipe is tripped in or out of the drilling hole. They assemble and disassemble pipes and drills, and collect core samples. They maintain and repair the equipment on the drilling floor.

Optional skill

Maintain oil field machinery is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Boiler operator: Boiler operators maintain heating systems such as low-pressure boilers, high-pressure boilers and power boilers. They work mostly in large buildings like power plants or boiler rooms and ensure a safe and environmentally friendly operation of boiler systems.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022