I am not sure how many women are working in the field on drilling rigs. I am sure a woman could do the work the same as a man. Being the new rigs are setup to use less man power and more Hyds. I am sure its hard work and just the fact that once a drill starts a well down it don't stop until is completed. That maybe 14 to 21 days until the workers have time off before the rig is moved and set up ready to drill the next well.
I hope I am being truthfull on this. I am just passing on things I have been told by others.
I do know there are many many other jobs out there that work with and support the drilling part of making a Marcellus shale well.
I would tell any woman out there to look into any job that they think they can do.
As for the field of welding that I have been I know women make super good weldor. I taught welding at our Jeff Tech and the ladies were always good at it. My daughter is a great weldor and worked in the shop for many years bulding tanks. She has moved out of welding into the office now. But she still enjoys welding when she can make someting she needs at home.
KUDO'S TO YOU, TAREN ! I think we've seen pix of you on your rig ? It's difficult work for any gender, it would be totally daunting for me. You go, Girl !
Todd's Mom, Kit
Hi! Yes and many of them do. No different than the industry I once was employed in. I worked with woman assigned as construction field engineers on high profile transportation projects to administrative engineers. You set the limits where you fit and want.
Trades and Industry
Lenape Adult and Continuing Education offers courses related to trades and industry that can help individuals learn skills for employment in a new field or to enhance their existing skills. Sign up for one class, or combine several for a well-rounded education. Begin training toward a career inMarcellus-Shale by enrolling in Certified Natural Gas & Oil Facility Technician, Certified Energy Specialist, CDL Truck Driving, Welding, Machining, or Electrical classes. Many classes have limited class size, so register early.
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Certified Energy SpecialistThe Certified Energy Specialist is primarily classroom instruction focusing on elements that the oil and gas industry require to receive certification. The program contains Terminology, General Knowledge and a strong focus on Field Operation Safety. The student will complete this course knowing the basic procedures essential to maintaining and operating gas wells in the field, gas conditioning equipment, preventing and controlling worksite incidents, OSHA 10 safety course. Minimum requirements are high school diploma/GED, successful drug screening, and have the ability to pass a criminal background check. Proficiency in basic English, reading and math skills are required. Need to brush up on your skills? Enroll in free PLATO Web Learning at the Armstrong Educational Trust. (80 clock hours)
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The Certified Gas Well Tending with CDLThis course will cover 34 specialized modules regarding various aspects of the natural gas industry and state certified preparation and examination for a Class A Commercial Drivers License. The Natural Gas curriculum is divided into three areas of study: General Knowledge, Safety, and Terminology; with an emphasis on safety in all aspects of the industry. Upon completion of the classroom portion for gas and oil, the student will begin their CDL instruction culminating with a Pennsylvania Class A commercial drivers license. In addition, industry regulations pertinent to each area of study are discussed and reviewed. As scheduling permits, industry experts offer their personal insight into the industry and their particular field of expertise. Minimum requirements are high school diploma/GED, successful drug screening, clean driving record, and an ability to pass a criminal background check. Proficiency in basic English, reading and math is essential. Need to brush up on your skills? Enroll in free PLATO Web Learning at the Armstrong Educational Trust (240 clock hours)
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I was looking in to the last one listed but iam still not sure the lady at the school had said its prob not for me .. idk there are alot of schools i can look at but this seemed interesting to me ...
iam not sure of career fairs but i seen this one when i looked them up Spring 2011 WestPACS Job & Internship Fair
Largest job fair in the Pittsburgh region for college students and alumni.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
10am - 3pm
Monroeville Convention Center