Petroleum Service Technician

Petroleum Service Technician

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in working with your hands outside? Do you work well under stress and have strong attention to detail?  

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Petroleum Service Technician training program. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Keep the pipe deck and main areas of petroleum drilling rigs clean and tidy 

  • Walk flow lines to locate leaks using electronic detectors and visual inspection 

  • Repair leaks 

  • Perform service on pumps and at convenience stores, including replacement of parts, pump installation and point-of-sale installation 

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Petroleum Service Technician Job Corps graduates work as petroleum service technicians or petroleum equipment installers.  

The credentials you will earn ...

In the Petroleum Service Technician training program, you will earn industry-recognized certifications including:  

  • OSHA-10 Safety 

  • First Aid and CPR Certifications  

  • IADC Rig Pass (optional)  

  • Marine Survival (HUET) Training (optional)  

  • Forklift Certification 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 

  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 

  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 

  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 

* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

Paul Calonge
Paul Calonge brings nearly 50 years of experience working in the oil and gas industry to the classroom at Wind River Job Corps Center. Paul shares his extensive background in the oil and gas industry with his students to motivate them to succeed.