Finding jobs in the oil and natural gas industry
Oil and natural gas careers in the Rocky Mountain West
by Pinedale Online!
August 11, 2009
Here is a resource for people looking for jobs in the oil and natural gas industry in the Rocky Mountain states of Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and North Dakota. The website is called Rockies Energy Workforce, www.RockiesEnergyWorkforce.org. The website was developed by the Rockies Energy Workforce Collaborative, a forum for colleges, public workforce centers, and the oil and natural gas industry in the Rocky Mountain region.
The RockiesEnergyworkforce.org website has information on career opportunities and profiles, educational opportunities, state workforce services, state oil and gas profiles, energy outlook and jobs in the industry, and community links.
The state oil and gas profiles has information on how much each state produces, the importance of each state to America’s natural gas and oil production, how much money flows back into each Rocky Mountain state by the oil and natural gas industry, how many jobs each state has in these industries, and how oil and natural gas employee earnings compare to the state average.
The website career section on ‘Hot Jobs’ says, " Operators throughout the Rocky Mountain West have more than twenty types of positions which need to be filled immediately.
These Hot Jobs include:
Electrical & Instrumentation Technician
Electronics Technician (aka - E-Tech)
Field Engineer/Technical Professional
Maintenance or Mechanical Technician (aka Mechanic)
Maintenance Technician (aka - Diesel Mechanic)
Drilling Engineer Facilities Engineer
Water Systems Engineer
CDL Licensed Drivers
The site has information on career opportunities in all the Rocky Mountain states. Clicking on the Wyoming link sends web viewers to the WyomingatWork.com website. This website has information for job seekers, employers, special services and workforce links. To view details of any current jobs on the state job board, viewers must fill out personal information about themselves, including their social security numbers. (This is for state tracking of users of their system.) Career opportunities: http://rockiesenergyworkforce.org/career_opportunities/index.html.
The site includes links to a list of oil and energy companies seeking employees in the North Dakota oil fields that have made their job applications available online. (There is no company list for the state of Wyoming, however.) http://www.jobsnd.com/jsnd/jobsnd/news/news.detail.html?newsId=9140&locationId
There is also a section on internship opportunities on this website:
"Internships are excellent opportunities to understand an occupation and a company. Many companies have offered students jobs after a successful internship. Whether you are deciding your major, nearing final exams, finishing your Associate’s Degree, or completing your undergraduate studies, internships are a great way to gain experience in the Rocky Mountain West oil and natural gas industry. http://rockiesenergyworkforce.org/career_opportunities/index.html (Note that some of the links to companies on this page no longer work.)
For more information about jobs in these industries contact:
Rockies Energy Workforce
1220 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 2005-4070