Oilfield Jobs

General Overview of Oilfield Positions

Opportunities continue in North Dakota’s energy industry. The oilfield is seeking experienced workers to meet the ever-growing demand. Positions are available in both exploration and production. Take a look at the North Dakota Oilfield Employment Guide for oilfield-related information and resources.

Some oilfield-related positions include:

  • Shop technician
  • Sales
  • Clerical
  • Mechanical
  • Welder
  • Roustabout
  • Truck driver
  • Electronic tech
  • Operator assistant
  • Seismic
  • Crane operator
  • Concrete
  • Finisher
  • Mud logger


  • Most positions are labor-intensive and involve outdoor work in all weather conditions.
  • Minimum age restrictions may be 18 or 21 years old.
  • Drug testing is required in the hiring process and performed randomly on the job.
  • Most positions require a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Some require a commercial driver’s license (CDL), or the ability to acquire one.
  • Significant overtime hours may be available. 
  • It is important to check with the company regarding work schedules.

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Oilfield Wage Information

Wages in the oilfield vary based on position, company, and experience. It is not uncommon to see wages listed as “DOE” – or depends on experience – when viewing the job listings on jobsnd.com. 

For more information on wages in the area, click on the link below.

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