Entry level Rig Electrician work
Working on an oil rig - hard but still lucrative
Working on an oil rig is hard but also lucrative. Who has not heard about this kind of work? Can we really say that oil platforms on the first place, and seeking engineers, geologists and seismologists, i.e. highly qualified personnel for this niche.
Of course there is also the opportunity to get a different job. Cooks and health professionals (medics \ paramedics) are also required. It is important to note that generally good knowledge of English is essential.
What types of jobs are available?
Getting a job on an oil rig is not easy. The best opportunities are already exploited by those who have charge of oilfield exploration, i.e. marine engineers, geologists and seismologists, and also chemical and design engineers. But not only drilling is important in the oil industry, there is also the provision of services, i.e. construction engineers develop refineries and pipelines. Other jobs include skilled workers in the field of information technology, marketing and public relations. The work on an oil rig is not only hard but also dangerous. In contrast is of course the possibility to carve a great future, a good salary and the opportunity to travel.
Companies with available vacancies on an oil rig
Surely someone looking for this type of work should start by the major oil companies worldwide. The best known are Shell, BP, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, and Statoil Conocco Philips. While the big companies need more comprehensive training, the smallest can mean faster promotion.
Assistant electrician jobsYou could start your career as electrician assistant on oil rig if you have not enough experience working at sea. You can search for some vacancies of these positions at most popular companies.
Saudi Aramco - State Company of Saudi Arabia. the largest oil company in the world largest oil reserves and increased production. Headquartered in Dhahran (Saudi Arabia) www.saudiaramco.com Enter on their website and you will directed to the online application for to post your CV/resumé. (Electrician vacancy)
National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) - Based in Tehran is engaged in the production and distribution of oil and natural gas.www.nioc.ir web enters this in Arabic and go IN. (Assistant electrician vacancy)
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. - It is the national oil company of Abu Dhabi, the state-owned oil company of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the fourth largest in the world.http://www.adnoc.ae/ Here you can send in CV firstname.lastname@example.org
Iraq National Oil Company - Operates in all aspects of the oil industry in Iraq, except petroleum refining. (Subsea drilling rig electrician vacancy)
Gazprom - It is the largest extractor of natural gas in the world and the largest Russian company. State Property. Natural gas exports to Europe through pipelines in countries like Ukraine. (Chief electrician vacancy)
Qatar Petroleum (QP) - exploration, production, refining, transport and storage. Currently it is the third largest oil company in the world for oil and gas reserves.www.qp.com.qa On the website you can find also some vacancies of entry level electricians.
In brief: The candidate for one of the lucrative jobs on a platform must meet certain requirements. You must have a good knowledge of English and work at least 10 hours a day for a year. Of course the employee will receive many days off. Also must be of legal age to work before starting must attend a seminar on security detail. The company expect the employee to carry forward the activities necessary, offer availability, communication and cooperation, teamwork and responsibility.
Electrician Training for oil rigs
The oil rig electricians that work on oil platforms and other maritime work environments. They are responsible for maintaining power generation systems high voltage motors, controls and equipment specially designed for use in hazardous areas. They need to gain specialized training course before starting work.
There is limited space for people and for the technical equipment on the oil platforms and other working places in high seas, so companies who perform work in such places prefer to hire those workers who does not require trained instructors. The training and employment of electricians for oil rigs mainly provides industrial electricians who are used to maintain equipment and large high voltage systems.
The training program for the electricians for oil rigs includes maintenance of hazardous area electrical equipment, high voltage switching, emergency conditions, the use of portable equipment, gas detection wing pair and operating procedures for the islands. Many of the organizations that provide the training include training and physical assessments in their courses to prepare candidates for the difficult conditions they will encounter.
How much do offshore electricians make?
Oil industry provides pretty good benefits and compensations for oil rig workers. There are few types of electricians offshore, which are classed according to the responsibilities and skill level. Thus the wages are the following:
- Offshore chief electrician: $US 83-85,000
- Offshore Electrician: $US 65-70,000
- Electrical Technician / Assistant Electrician: $US 60-63,000