Spanning Canada and the United States, North America is home to a plethora of major industry players, including Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's second-largest publicly traded company after Royal Dutch Shell. The region's oil and natural gas industry is focused on developing oil sands, deepwater gulf prospects and increasingly profitable shale deposits stretching across the continent. One of the premier sweet spots for deepwater exploration, the Gulf of Mexico is the largest body of water indenting the U.S. continental coastline, and its subsea developments continue to spark both national and international interest.
Maintenance technicians work across all areas of the oil and gas industry, and they are generally hands-on workers in the field. Maintenance technicians maintain, inspect and troubleshoot tools and equipment to ensure proper upkeep and servicing is done. A technical certificate or strong mechanical background are beneficial for these positions.