An oil and gas employee installs and maintains oil and gas pipelines that supply homes and business. Typical job duties associated with an oil and gas employee include the use of mechanical equipment to dig holes, planning where to dig, the maintenance of pipes and main systems including the laying and repairing of both, connecting businesses and homes to the gas network, installation and maintenance of gas pressure control equipment, and following safety procedures and meeting the workplace standards.
erally, jobs in the oil and gas industry are gained through an apprenticeship and an associate's degree. Helpful job skills include strong practical skills, ability to understand technical plans and diagrams, willingness and ability to do physical labor, technical knowledge of machinery, strong teamwork skills, and responsible and safety-conscious attitude. The future job market outlook for oil and gas employees is strong and increasing.