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.
The Rig Instrument Technician involves working with complex instruments that measure changes in the industrial environment. The Technician is responsible for the instruments themselves, measuring factors that may impact their safe and efficient operation. These factors include temperature, stress, vibration, humidity and also pressure. Although the role revolves around maintaining existing instruments, it can involve designing and building alternate devices when necessary.