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Roughneck

The oil rig roughneck or floorman is a member of the oil drilling crew.

The oil rig roughneck carry out a variety of general laboring duties and operate equipment to assist in the drilling and servicing of oil and gas wells. The oil rig roughnecks are employed by drilling and well servicing contractors and by petroleum producing companies.

The oil rig roughneck usually work long hours in all weather conditions on extended roster systems, usually as member of a drilling crew. The oil rig roughneck usually performs semiskilled and unskilled manual labor that requires continual hard work in difficult conditions for many hours.