About This Career
Solids Control Technicians operate equipment to separate out particles, debris and other solids that are crushed by the drill and carried to the surface. The separation allows the drilling fluids to be reused in the drilling process. The separation process is carried out over stages involving multiple types of processes and equipment. Solids Control Technicians work with other well services members at the drilling site. They are also responsible for maintaining the solids control equipment and ensuring the treatment of drilling fluids complies with environmental regulations.
Education: A high school diploma (or equivalent) is typically required. Mechanical aptitude and the ability to troubleshoot and repair problems with motors, electrical, panels and valves are considered assets.
Employment: This occupation is found in both onshore and offshore environments and is typically employed in the oil and gas services sector of the oil and gas industry.
Example titles: Mud Control Technician
Long Periods of Standing
- Heavy and civil engineering construction
- Mining and quarrying
- Forestry and logging
Oil and gas services
- High School Diploma (or equivalent)
- Standard and emergency first aid
- H2S Alive
- Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)
- Class 5 driver’s licence (or equivalent) and clean driving record
- Ability to pass a pre-employment physical assessment and drug test