• Labourers
  • Swamper
  • NOC #85111


Job Overview

Lend a helping hand and getting your foot in the door. The job of a swamper is a great introduction to the oil and gas industry. You help out where you’re needed and perform odd jobs on site as requested. This means that your role changes daily, and your tasks will depend on the people you’re working with. Do you like hands-on work? Do you like to pitch in and assist others? Are you someone who learns quickly on the job? If so, you may want to look at being a swamper.

Swampers assist operators and other crew members with a variety of manual labour-related tasks, including the set-up and pull-down of rigs and equipment, pre- and post-trip inspections and maintaining an orderly and safe job site.

Swampers require physical strength and stamina to handle light and heavy equipment and assist in the use of tools and other devices. Swampers interact with drilling and service rig operators, as well as other labourers on site.

Transferability information for this occupation is available on the Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers.

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