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Job Description:

  • 1) Tends machine that mixes mud for use in drilling oil and gas wells: Weighs sand, clay, and other dry materials on scale and dumps materials into hopper of mixing machine.

  • 2) Turns water valve and opens hopper gate to admit specified quantity of water and dry mix into mixing chamber of machine.

  • 3) Tests mud sample for viscosity, using viscometer.

  • 4) Starts pumps that force mud to drilling wells.

  • 5) Lubricates, adjusts, and repairs machinery, using handtools and grease gun.

  • 6) Replaces defective parts of mud pumps and hoisting equipment, using handtools and following repair orders.




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DOT:   930.685-010

Job Number: 6740