Offshore Rigging Roustabouts
Offshore rigging roustabouts work on the deck with the crane operator and barge crew, rigging loads and
slinging cargo, loading and unloading the transport barges, and learning the operations of running an offshore
crane. They are considered to be part of the Marine section, and will report to the crane operator or the marine
There aren't enough crane operators to go around, and those with some experience are in high demand, and make a
great living. Choosing to get an offshore rigging job as a rigging roustabout can place you on a great career path learning an
in-demand skill and trade that you can use both offshore and onshore. Operating a crane is a big responsibility,
so getting some hands-on training will help you master the trade and learn from those with a lot of experience
and technical know-how on the ins and outs of running a crane offshore.
A good way to prepare for a position like this is through land-based
training that simulates the operations of an offshore crane. Getting training like this will make you a
shoe-in for landing an offshore rigging roustabout position, and place you firmly on a career path of
becoming an offshore crane operator.
Offshore Rigging Roustabout Training
Energy Cranes Training Center, Robert, Louisiana
Energy Cranes Training Center in the USA forms part of the established Shell Robert Training and
Conference Center, where Energy Cranes have installed a teaching crane and provide specialist instructors covering
The Shell Robert T&CC boasts 13 classrooms, accommodating from 9 to 100 delegates, on a site with
residential accommodation and leisure facilities.
Training & competence assessment services are available for:
- Crane Operators (on & offshore, pedestal, gantry & knuckleboom cranes)
- Crane Maintainers
- Hydraulics Maintainers
- OPITO-approved Slinger & Banksman training
- Personnel transfer (FROG capsule)
- LOLER (E-learning package)
Offshore Rigging Roustabout Wages
Wages for offshore rigging roustabouts run from 50 to 60k. An average wage would be 22.50 an hour; with
44 hours of overtime a week at time and a half, this adds up to 62K a year, for 6 months of work.
Getting a Roustabout Job Offshore
The best way to land an offshore Roustabout job is to apply in person - there are many unadvertised entry level
jobs offshore. Obviously, the person whose face is in the office asking for work every week or two is going to
stand out above all the other applicants.
If visiting the employment offices of offshore drilling contractors isn’t possible for you,
then the next best thing is to ensure that your Resume, C\V and Cover Letter are specific to the offshore industry,
and to the job you are applying for. We highly recommend the services of Rigworker if you wish to facilitate the process
and improve the odds. Rigworker has over 10,000 members, and thousands have had success when they chose to
utilize their Resume \ CV submittal service.
Rigworker charges a nominal fee for their
services, $60, which is quite reasonable and comparable in price to other resume submission firms who don't
focus on a specific industry, such as offshore drilling or oil industry jobs. Rigworker specializes in this
industry, and are very good at what they do. They guarantee your satisfaction with their services, and
your money back if you don't land work in 3 months. You will get far more for this small investment than
anywhere else on the internet.
If you are interested in finding roustabout jobs, one of the fastest ways to get hired is to utilize the resources provided
by The Oil and Gas Jobs Resource Kit. For what they charge, $37.00, they provide a lot of
value: A five volume resource kit on landing work in the oil industry in the job of your choice. This includes a
50 page how-to on oil jobs resume creation that meets oil industry criteria, an 83 page manual on the types of
oil jobs and where to find them; and an 83 page guide on how an oil rig works, as well as an employment manual
with over 200 pages of oil and drilling company profiles, large and small, all over the world. They also tie it
all together in a seperate strategy manual on finding oil rig jobs. They guarantee 100% satisfaction, and you will get a lot of bang for the
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