Field Dispatcher

NOC #14404

  • Environment Primarily indoor/office work
  • Education High school diploma
  • Average salary $45,000 to $79,000

Career profile

Field dispatchers process and transmit information and instructions to coordinate the activities of vehicle operators, crews, equipment and other logistics, using a variety of computer-aided communications and dispatching equipment. They ensure all the necessary resources and personnel are ready to go at the right place and time, whether it be a well site or equipment storage yard. They maintain close relationships with third-party vendors, rental/leasing companies, sub-contractors and their own operating divisions to develop work plans and to adjust schedules to quickly accommodate any unexpected changes and meet contractual obligations.

Field dispatchers have a deep understanding of the operations being undertaken, as well as a solid knowledge of equipment and personnel requirements, regulatory specifications and company procedures, to ensure that resources are used efficiently and effectively, regardless of changing circumstances in the field.

Oil and gas services, Well site decommissioning

In this occupation activities may include:

  • Liaising between field operations and clients to ensure smooth operations
  • Conferring with customers or supervising personnel to address questions, problems or requests for service or equipment
  • Relaying work orders, messages or information to or from work crews, supervisors or field inspectors using phones or two-way radios
  • Coordinating 3rd party resources, such as cranes, for rig-in, rig-out and field operations
  • Advising personnel about traffic problems, such as construction areas, accidents, congestion, weather conditions or other hazards


  • A high school diploma (or equivalent) is typically required.

  • Travel likely required
  • Shiftwork/variable work hours
  • Primarily indoor/office work
  • Work not physically demanding

You are adaptable, innovative and can tolerate stressful situations. As a logistics mastermind, you oversee all the activities with the help of these skills and knowledge.

  • Customer and personal service
  • Public safety and security
  • Adaptable
  • Managing material resources
  • Attention to detail
  • Troubleshooting
  • Planning and organizing
  • Time management
  • Active listening
  • Selecting the right equipment