Roughneck Cover Letter

Roughnecks are workers on offshore and land oil rigs. They perform activities such as setting up and maintaining oil rigs, preparing the area for drilling operations, assembling pipes, driving trucks, loading and unloading various items, and cleaning the area when drilling operations are complete.
A well-written cover letter for a roughneck should include many of the following skills and attributes:

  • Cleaning and maintaining the drill equipment
  • Adding new pipe lengths
  • Working in mudrooms
  • Physical strength and dexterity
  • Attention to safety
  • Team collaboration
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Stress management 

Roughneck job seekers can use the sample below as a guide when writing their own cover letter.

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Dear Ms. Carpenter:

I am interested in applying for the position of roughneck with DRAMCO. With over 10 years of roustabout and roughneck experience, I am extremely comfortable with every aspect of work on land and offshore rigs, and believe I am a suitable candidate for this position.

Thanks to my current job as a roughneck, and my background as a roustabout for Odin Exploration, I am well aware of all the relevant responsibilities that go with this title. I have obtained a proficient understanding of drilling and servicing operations and have learned proper procedures for pipe drilling and pipe preparation. I am committed to my work and ensure the utmost safety and quality of work at all times. This commitment to safety has led me to receive awards and recognition for being incident-free. I work well in a team and I am able to take and give instructions clearly.

My experience with the following tasks makes me an ideal candidate for the job:

  • Helped set up, tear down, and move oil drilling rigs and equipment from one location to the next
  • Cleaned up oil spills around the drilling area
  • Maintained oil drill rig tools and equipment to a high standard
  • Tightened, loosened, and monitored sections of pipe using hydraulic clamps during the oil drilling operation
  • Drove a truck to transport oil drilling and service rig equipment and materials

I would welcome the opportunity to bring my skills and dedication to DRAMCO as your new roughneck. I feel quite confident that I am the right candidate for this position. I look forward to discussing my qualifications in more detail with you. Please contact me by phone or email if you have any further questions or to set up an interview. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

Lawrence H. Wolfkill

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