Casing & Tubular Running Technician Job Description And Salary
By Tomiwa Oladipo Published January 2023
Who Is a Casing & Tubular Running Technician?
Casing and tubular running technicians are responsible for safely and professionally operating casing and tubular running equipment at various field/rig sites.
Casing and Tubular Running Technician Duties and Responsibilities
A casing and tubular running technician ensures proper connections between the casing and tubular, identifies broken connections and ensures that the whole rig is safe.
Their primary functions are as follows:
- Operate different casing running tools and machinery, such as power tongs, elevators, control panels, power slips, and hydraulic power units.
- Build, operate, and dismantle drilling rig equipment.
- Be accountable for the safe operation of all equipment.
- Uphold a secure working environment.
- Report any operational issues which may occur before, during, or after a job to the lead or supervisor.
- Report equipment issues.
- Make suggestions on how to do the job safely, and report any unsafe acts, close calls, or accidents.
- Maintain cordial and open lines of communication with staff at the rig.
- Perform other tasks assigned by the lead or supervisor.
Casing and Tubular Running Technician's Experience and Skills Requirement
- At least one year of experience in the oil and gas industry, preferably in a similar role or with mechanical, electronic, and hydraulic applications.
- Able to use tubular handling tools and machinery like casing running tools, elevators, power tongs, control panels, power slides, and hydraulic power units.
- Able to use hand tools and hydraulic machinery
- Able to set up, operate, and take down various drilling rig parts.
- Able to work safely around moving machinery
- Experience driving vehicles/machinery.
- Ability to move or lift heavy loads
- Experience working with mechanical or power equipment.
- Able to negotiate rough terrains like rocks and thick mud.
- Able to carry tools up and down elevated surfaces
- Ability to handle multiple tasks, work under pressure, stay calm, think clearly, and make good decisions.
- Able to work in elevated positions.
- Able to work in small or confined spaces.
- Ability to understand and follow written and spoken instructions and the company's policies, procedures, and standards
- Ability to collaborate with others
- Teachable spirit and the ability to pick up new skills quickly.
- Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to work with minimal supervision.
- Able to work both independently and with others
Other Casing and Tubular Running Technician's Requirements
While you don’t need a college degree in petroleum engineering to work as a casing and tubular running technician, most companies will require the following:
- At least a GED or high school diploma.
- Familiarity with the offshore technical operation
- Class A commercial driver’s license preferred
- Necessary Medical certificates
- Minimum Industry Safety Training (MIST) certificates
- Valid HUET/BOSIET Certificate
Casing and Tubular Running Technician's Annual Salary
A casing and tubular running technician in the United States make an average annual salary of $50,234. Pay depends on location, level of education, years of experience, employer, and skills.
How do I become a casing and tubular running technician?
You don't need a professional degree to become a casing and tubular running technician. You can get hired by most oil companies with just a high school diploma and some experience working on oil rigs in lower-level positions like floorhand or roughneck. For most jobs, a year or more of relevant experience would do.
Who does a casing and tubular running technician report to?
The casing and tubular running technician is accountable to the casing supervisor or lead.
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