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Are you ready for a challenge? From here you can explore technical careers in one of the most exciting, varied and crucial industries on Earth – Energy! Energy means more than just drilling for oil and filling gas tanks. It is an incredibly diverse industry that touches nearly everyone on Earth, every day. Videos are provided by our partners at VirtualJobShadow.com
Engineering is everywhere. Engineers keep the world of energy going, from making sure that oil is extracted and processed efficiently, to searching for new ways to make our energy future brighter.
What do engineers do exactly? They explore, design, compute, create, produce, refine, and innovate – just to name a few. They are big problem solvers with creative minds that can change technology and develop new, safe and efficient energy solutions for the future.
Many different types of engineers work in the energy field. Engineers may work at refineries, chemical plants, office buildings, remote field sites, or on offshore platforms. They may even have the opportunity to experience working in different regions of the world! All are crucial to keeping our world energized, while minimizing the environmental impacts of energy production.
The world of petroleum starts with a basic— yet tough— question: “Where is the oil?” Solving this puzzle requires the right blend of analytical skills, imagination, and a keen ability to make observations.
Geoscientists offer exactly this mix. They are trained to discover, explore, and help develop new oil and gas reserves. It’s not a simple task, since reserves are in places not easily visible or accessible; usually they are thousands of feet beneath the Earth’s surface!
Cutting edge technology. Old-fashioned detective work. Teamwork and imagination. Think you might want a career in geosciences? If you appreciate the natural world, love maps, and are observant and curious, you already have a good start.
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Operations and Maintenance
In the energy industry, process operators/technicians and maintenance craft disciplines play key roles. With their expertise and knowledge of safety, plant operations, science, technology, math and the maintenance of equipment, these professionals keep facilities running safely and smoothly. They also help keep petroleum byproducts, and chemicals moving in its raw form to manufacture the many finished products we enjoy daily.
Specific craft disciplines include instrumentation/electrical, millwright/machinist, pipefitting, and welding. Good skills to have include a strong work ethic, quick thinking abilities and analytical skills. Job conditions involve hands-on work, working in teams and working on computers. Excellent communications skills (verbal, written and listening) and eye for spotting unsafe conditions are valuable. Process operators/technicians and maintenance craft professionals are offered new challenges daily and benefit from continuous training in new technologies, equipment, and processes throughout their career.
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