How to take opportunity of offshore oil rig jobs ?

When a lot of people looking for offshore oil rig job set out in search of offshore oil rig vacancies, they generally expect to find oil rig jobs, which are physically draining and work environments that are fundamentally unsafe.

And while its true that lots of offshore oil rig vacancies are for oil rig jobs, which are extremely physically demanding, there are a number of oil rig vacancies, which are not common with the drilling work, which is the most physically-demanding type of offshore oil rig job.
Some of the more common non-drilling oil rig job vacancies include:
  • Radio operators on offshore oil rigs
  • Engineers on offshore oil rigs
  • Catering staff on offshore oil rig platforms
A closer look at a couple of the above-noted offshore oil rig vacancies paints a pretty bright picture for any oil rig job seeker that needs to avoid extremely physical work.

An offshore oil rig radio operator jobs - that, in addition to radio operations on offshore oil rigs, also serve the critical function of being the center of all oil rig logistics in emergency situations - pay an average of around $42,000 per year. You will need a radio operators license for this type of oil rig job.

An offshore oil rigs catering department also provides an example of oil rig jobs that do are not as demanding as offshore oil drilling jobs. Additionally, to the head chef and cook oil rig jobs, there is also a camp boss, a team of stewards, bakers, and so forth. The camp boss is the most senior catering position on an offshore oil rig and it typically pays around $55,000 per year.

And since an offshore oil rig is a non-stop operation, food is needed - and served - around the clock. This means there may be many offshore oil rig vacancies on a rig for catering department jobs.

The best advice, when considering which offshore oil rig vacancies to apply for, is to take a look at your own skill set and interests. If working outdoors in an extremely physically demanding role -exposed to unsafe conditions - is either beyond your possibilities or simply does not appeal to you (or both), then you are better off thinking about one of the many different types of non-drilling offshore oil rig vacancies.

Non-drilling offshore oil rig vacancies may offer you the best of both worlds in that you will still reap many of the same rewards of the lifestyle (offshore oil rig workers commonly work on a 14-day; 21-day; rotation, with no meal or accommodation costs), but you will not have to put as much of yourself on the line physically.

And, who knows? Maybe through your exposure to non-drilling offshore oil rig jobs you will find yourself warming up to the idea of a more physical role. So much so that you may, in future, find yourself keeping an eye out for any offshore oil rig vacancies, which are going to make bigger demands of you physically (and with bigger demands, come bigger rewards).