When you think of oil field jobs, the first thing that likely comes to mind is the actual drilling team out in the field. That team generally consists of a floorman, motorman, derrickman and driller, all supervised by an oil rig manager. This is the crew that works in the oil field all day and operates the oil rig.
But a career in the oil field doesn't necessarily mean operating the rig at all. There are many other opportunities and some of these positions may be more attainable and desirable than you might think.
Oil Field Jobs Worth Considering
The oil industry is multi-faceted, requiring many roles to take the oil from the field to its ultimate end use. Oil field jobs include everything from engineering to pipeline operations to refinery jobs and more. Some of the most important oil field jobs involve oil transport. Here are a few of the many fulfilling career opportunities.
There are multiple types of driving-based jobs. For example, crude transport drivers carry oil from drilling locations to terminals. The oil fields where drilling takes place are usually remote, so this position involves driving on rural roads and various terrain, in the oil fields themselves. Tank wagon drivers primarily deliver bulk quantities of fuel to customers, such as truck fleets, equipment or generators. Fuel transport drivers also drive on-road, delivering fuel to gas stations and other commercial end-users.
Fuel Technician Positions
Fuel technicians assist drivers by loading and unloading fuel and performing daily safety checks of the fuel truck, hoses and other equipment. This position is critical for the safe and efficient transport of oil.
There are mechanics solely dedicated to oil field jobs. Vehicles used for oil transport run virtually 24/7 so proper upkeep is critical. An oil industry mechanic performs regular inspections, preventative maintenance, diagnostics and makes repairs as needed.
Logistics and Operations Roles
To ensure that oil gets to its end destination in a timely manner, quite a bit of planning is involved. Logistics personnel are needed to dispatch drivers, including the coordination of complex schedules and routes.
These are just a few of the many available positions in the oil industry that are in high demand.
What It’s Like Working In The Oil Transport Field
Some of the most important and rewarding positions in the oil transport industry are driver roles. Here are some of the pros of driving-based oil field jobs:
- Low barrier of entry for substantial compensation
- Your pick of job opportunities due to a booming industry
- Job security due to consistent demand for fuel
- Engaging, hands-on work that directly impacts customers
- Good balance of independent work, collaboration and customer interactions
The Benefits Of Choosing Atlas Oil
When looking for oil field jobs, it’s important to choose the right employer. Atlas Oil is proud to offer fantastic employment opportunities and is one of the largest fuel distributors in the country. Atlas values our team members and customers alike, offering a family-oriented and supportive culture.
First and foremost, Atlas Oil believes in compensating our team well. We hire hard-working and driven individuals and offer competitive pay in return for that dedication.
Full Benefits Package
Not all oil field jobs offer complete benefits. The good news is, Atlas Oil jobs do. That includes medical, vision and dental insurance, competitive amounts of paid time off, a 401(k) with an employer match, plus a profit-sharing program that pays out quarterly dividends.
Sign-On and Performance Bonuses
Atlas Oil team members enjoy a special bonus just for joining the team and it doesn't stop there. As you continue to do great work, we'll continue to reward it with performance bonuses throughout your career.
The Atlas Oil team has deep respect and gratitude for the men and women who serve in our armed forces. We're proud to show our support through Atlas Cares volunteer opportunities and employ many veterans in various oil field jobs.
Atlas Oil believes in the importance of family and we aim to be supportive of your home life. We offer competitive compensation and time off to help you provide for and spend time with your loved ones.
Opportunities for Growth
At Atlas, growth is more than just a word. We've created a structured path for professional development, including monthly meetings to share the latest training information, an Atlas SEALS program that leverages our most highly skilled drivers as mentors, and even tuition reimbursement.
We encourage all Atlas Oil team members in all oil field jobs to continually learn and grow, and we reward the best and brightest by promoting from within.
New Trucks & Equipment
At Atlas, we value safety and take pride in our professional brand. We update our trucks regularly and employ dedicated mechanics to keep trucks running reliably.
Industry Leading Technology
Many oil field jobs still involve a good deal of manual paperwork, spreadsheets and other outdated processes. Not at Atlas Oil. We're leading the way in the industry with technology that will make your job more simple, safe and convenient.
Extensive and Patented Safety Measures
Your safety is our top priority. In addition to ensuring trucks and equipment are new and well maintained, we use thorough training and comprehensive safety protocols to help make every aspect of every team member's job as safe as possible.
How to Secure An Atlas Oil Field Job
While well-paying oil field jobs are often much more attainable than positions in other industries, there are certain requirements you'll need to meet, depending on the role.
Here’s some criteria that we consider when reviewing driver applications at Atlas Oil:
- Commercial driver's license (CDL) and a HAZMAT endorsement
- At least 1 year of experience driving a large truck
- At least 3 current job references
- An exceptional driving record with no more than 6 points on your license
- No major convictions
- Ability to bend, squat and crawl
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
- Ability to climb up to 12 feet off the ground
- Ability to communicate effectively
- Competence at math (to verify product quantities and volumes)
- Ability to read and understand instructions and other documents
- Patience (which will be important during load times, wait times and traffic)
- Compliance with all DOT regulations and company policies
- Ability to pass a pre-employment DOT physical and drug screening
Think you might want to drive Atlas? We're proud to hire the very best — that is, skilled and hardworking people who share our strong core values. If that sounds like you, please take a few minutes to look at our available driver, fuel technician and logistics careers and consider joining the Atlas Oil team.