Oil and gas engineering technicians generally work in the oil and gas industry, assisting engineers on projects by performing various technical tasks and set-up. In addition, they work with data and files to collect and organize needed paperwork and research. These engineering technicians perform analysis for project, which may include identifying anomalies or weaknesses in current plans, as well as identifying trends and industry standards. Additionally, they oversee project-related details such as schedules, documentation, expenditures, presentations, and databases on a day-to-day basis.
Oil and gas engineering technicians generally work in an office setting under close supervision from higher-level employees, though these engineering technicians must also be able to work effectively on their own with minimal superivsion. Risks and hazards should be minimal as long as company standards and regulations are followed carefully. Work hours vary greatly from company to company, with many different shifts often available depending on projects and company protocols.
The minimum requirement for these positions generally includes five or more years of experience working in a related environment. Many employers prefer at least an associate's degree in a related field as well.
Engineering Technician, Oil & Gas Tasks
Interpret gauges and readouts to assess proper functioning of equipment and document any wear or deviations from expected parameters.
Maintain safety of work area and knowledge of emergency procedures.
Operate and maintain equipment for extracting and processing oil and gas.