About This Career
As a member of the oilfield services team, Coiled Tubing Operators drive and operate vehicles equipped with coiled tubing, essentially a long pipe spooled on a large reel. Coiled tubing is used to perform tasks within a well, such as pumping fluids to stimulate the flow of oil or natural gas, removing obstructions, and deploying materials and tools that can be used for measuring well conditions. Coiled tubing is used during the drilling, completion, maintenance and abandonment or remediation of oil or gas wells.
Coiled Tubing Operators must be able to transport equipment to and from the well location, safely rig in and operate the equipment, perform day-to-day inspections, servicing and maintenance of equipment, and complete all required paperwork accurately and on-time.
Education: A high school diploma (or equivalent) is typically required. Basic mechanical skills and heavy hauling or off-road driving experience are assets to the job.
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.
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- High School Diploma (or equivalent)
- Standard and emergency first aid
- H2S Alive
- Oilfield Driver Awareness
- Class 1 licence (with air brake endorsement) and a clean driving record
- Ability to pass a pre-employment physical assessment and drug test