You want to be a rig technician. You want to work on oil and gas drilling rigs performing a variety of tasks, such as maintaining drilling rig engines, transmission, heating systems and other mechanical equipment, or monitoring inventories of fuels, oil filters, lube oils and other service items.
But you need to learn more and progress through the 3 levels of rig technician, which includes Rig Technician 1 (motorhand), Rig Technician 2 (derrickhand) and Rig Technician 3 (driller). You want more responsibility and to take on a leadership role. To do this, you’ll need to learn everything about a derrick, draw-works and surface equipment that provides the forces needed to bore a hole into the earth.
At NAIT, where we’ve been training rig technician apprentices since 2006, we’re here to teach you everything you need to know.
- power systems
- tools and equipment
- rig operations
- derrick equipment
- drilling fluids and operations