How to Build an Oilfield Resume

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Many professional positions are available if you'd like to work in the oil industry. For example, several different operators and technicians are needed in oil fields, including material handlers, heavy equipment operators, process technicians, drillers and inspectors. Engineers and supervisors are also needed in oil fields to make sure the operation is running smoothly and no troubleshooting is needed. If you'd like to work in the oilfield industry, you should start with a basic resume that details your relevant experience and training.

  • Type your name and contact information at the top of your resume. Include your address, phone number and email address.

  • Create a professional summary section for your oilfield resume. This section should explain in two or three lines how many years you've been in the industry, what your specialty is and what type of job you're looking for. Under that description, include eight to 10 bullet points that explain your areas of expertise, as well as equipment you can operate. Some examples include production planning, troubleshooting, training technicians and operating bulldozers.

  • Add a section to list your work history. Include all positions you've had in the oil industry, as well as positions you've had that helped prepare you to work in the oil field, such as operating heavy equipment on a construction site. For each position, list your title, the company, the location and your dates of employment. You can also include a few bullet points under each position to explain your main duties and responsibilities.

  • List your certifications or related career training in an "Education and Training" section. Include the location of the program you completed, as well as the date you were certified or completed the training program.

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