Roustabouts are manual laborers who work in the oil and gas drilling industries. They are responsible for a wide variety of tasks aimed at keeping oil and gas rigs running safely and efficiently. Roustabouts typically work difficult shifts that be more than twelve hours long, so they need to be physically fit and have the stamina for hours of manual labor.
Roustabout Duties and Responsibilities
While a roustabout’s daily responsibilities can vary, most share several core duties on oil and gas rigs:
Clean Up Drill Sites and Rigs
Transport and Store Materials
Repair Pump Equipment
Maintain Drilling and Extraction Tools