EQUIPMENT OPERATOR/TRUCK DRIVER
If you want to capture one of the many job openings for equipment operator/truck driver in the oil and gas industry in Texas, you must make sure that you are fully qualified. Otherwise, you might as well not even apply, despite the fact that many companies are hiring daily to keep up with their growth as a new energy boom sweeps the Lone Star State.
To become an equipment operator/truck driver, be sure that you meet all of these criteria:
- Possession of a CDL Class A with X endorsement license (hazmat and tanker combination) that you have had for more than a year, having completed 50,000 miles during that time.
- Six months verifiable experience in Frac/Cement (rigging up and down)
- Able to pass four pre-employment drug screenings (breath alcohol, DOT urine, non-DOT urine, hair follicle). You must have one inch of hair, at least, to be a candidate for collection.
- Fewer than three moving violations on your motor vehicle record
- Able to pass a background check that indicates no DWIs in the past three years, no felonies within the past seven years and no violent misdemeanors.
If you are able to meet these criteria, be aware that job assignments are typically three weeks of work, with one week off. You must also be quite willing to travel for work, but you do not have to relocate, necessarily. In almost all cases, there is no guarantee that you will be able to work in a certain state or district, or for a certain client.