Gas and Oil Job Fairs

  Searching for a gas and oil job fair? Here is the web's best list of current gas and oil hiring events. Job fairs are the very best tool job seekers have. At these events you can meet 100s of employers who have 1000s of job openings! CANCELLED
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Marcellus Shale Job Fair
Held 11-3pm
Job fair for the Oil, Gas, & Energy industries.
DoubleTree by Hilton
Pittsburgh Meadow Lands
340 Race Track Road
Washington, Pennsylvania 15301
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Saturday, September 26, 2015
Gas and Oil Job Fair 11-2pm
Hiring CDL Drivers, Mechanics, Welders, Pipe Fitters, Rig Hands, Roustabouts, Environmental Specialists, Equipment Operators, Engineers, Engine Service Technicians and more!
VFW Building
1427 East Wheeling Ave.
Cambridge, Ohio 43725
Saturday, July 18, 2015
TriState Natural Gas Job Fair 11-2pm
Recruiters from PA, WV & OH will be hiring for a variety of positions.
JB Martin Center
102 Fair Avenue
St Clairsville, Ohio
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Friday, June 26, 2015
Gas and Oil Job Fair
Lea County Event Center
5101 N. Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
Info: 432-889-9107
Friday, June 12, 2015
Gas and Oil Job Fair 11-3:00pm
Sponsored by
Wyndham Houston West
14703 Park Row Road
Houston, Texas 77079
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Gas and Oil Job Fair 11-3pm
Sponsored by
Omni Houston Hotel Westside
13210 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Gas and Oil Job Fair 11-3pm
Sponsored by
L'Auberge Casino Resort
777 Avenue L'Auberge
Lake Charles, LA 70601
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Lab Tech
EnLink Midstream
Eunice, Louisiana
Job ID: 1367
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Wireline Field Operator
Odessa, Texas
Job ID: 522116435
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Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Wood Group PSN
Williston, North Dakota
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Crane Rigger (Swamper)
Wood Group PSN
Williston, North Dakota
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Job Fair And Career Tips

1. Guy likely not to be promoted: "I can not come in early this week."

2. Follow up with recruiters after the job fair. The problem with the “sit, wait, and hope strategy” most job seekers are using is that they will continue to sit, wait, and hope until the job was filled by someone else. When you are at the job fair be sure to collect as much information as you can about the company, job, and recruiter that you spoke to. Follow up the next day on conversations you had and ask for an interview. Don't let your competition snatch those jobs away from you while you sit waiting for the phone to ring.

3. Gal likely to be promoted: "I talked to that customer and got a resolution for him."

4. You may find opportunities you didn't even think of at the job fair. One of the benefits of a job fair is that you will have a chance to interact with recruiters from other companies you may know nothing about. Taking some time to talk to these representatives will give you a chance to learn more about opportunities they offer that you may have missed or not considered in your job search.

5. Don’t treat the job fair like a fast food drive thru. You can’t just swing by for a few minutes, order a new job, and drive off with a new career. Plan on spending the entire amount of time allotted for the job fair looking for work.


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Colleges Offering
Gas & Oil Industry Training
1. Stark State College
Oil and Gas Programs

2. University of Texas
Oil and Gas Training

3. Allan Hancock College
Oil & Gas Industry Safety Training
4. Eastern Gateway Community College
Shale Gas Training

5. Lackawanna College
School of Petroleum and Natural Gas
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Gas & Oil Industry Training
6. Forth Valley College
Oil and Gas Courses

7. Western Wyoming Community College
Oil & Gas Technology

8. Aims Community College
Gas and Oil Training Classes

9. Pittsburgh Technical Institute
Oil and Gas Electronics

10. Community College of Allegheny County
Marcellus Shale—Energy Training
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1. CSI Recruiting
2. Talascend
3. Qualitec Consulting Group
4. Orion Group
5. RTS Group
6. Swift Worldwide Resources
7. Hays
8. KS Energy Search Group
Gas and Oil Industry Training
NExT - Oil and Gas Training
Gas and Oil Industry Training
Oil and Gas Drilling Training Center
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Online Gas and Oil Training
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Gas And Oil Job News

Ten Tips for Making the Most of Your Job Fair Experience
"Attending a career fair is a great way to bolster your job-seeking efforts," said Bob Westerkamp, General Manager of Targeted Job Fairs.
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7 Oil Field Jobs Companies Are Desperate To Fill
Problem: More oil requires more oil workers.
By 2020, one industry report claims that the oil industry will have created an additional 1.3 million positions. "Even if we are [energy independent], we can't hire enough people to keep it running," says Brian Aylor, who works in the oil fields in Midland, Texas, where the current oil boom plunged unemployment to 3.3 percent in September 2014. "There's demand for everything."
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Oil and gas jobs see spike in wages, also in injuries
The number of new jobs in the oil and gas industry went up by 270,000 between 2003 and 2012, a whopping 92% increase compared with a 3% increase for all jobs during that time. Results of the boom - largely fueled by fracking - were released in a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report this week that shows natural resource jobs are on the rise while other job growth is slow, and they can raise the tide even for low-wage workers. According to the BLS, the average annual wage in the oil and gas industry was $107,200 in 2012, while the average worker made less than half that at $49,300.
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“Tens of thousands” of jobs in oil and gas
Almost 40,000 new jobs could be created in the oil and gas industry over the next two years, new research from the Bank of Scotland has found. Firms note a continuing skills shortage as the greatest challenge they will likely face.
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Getting Started In Oil And Gas
The employment outlook in the oil and gas industry continues to be strong. Many anticipate a “crew shift” change as many current oil and gas employees retire or leave the workforce, resulting in an increase in open positions. There’s a demand for many different skills and workers, from roustabouts, engineers, geologists, and drilling supervisors, to environmental consultants. This is an industry in which a few years of crucial experience translates into great opportunities and career advancement. A career in oil and gas can be challenging and rewarding. As the world’s need for energy continues to rise, there is a lot of opportunity in this field. So how do you get started?
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One Of The Most Successful Job Fair Strategies EVER
The job seekers who are most successful at job fairs are those who go in with a strategy. There are several strategies you can employ at any of the Fort Worth job fairs listed on this page to help you be successful in getting the interviews and job offers you are after. For example, your appearance, your resume, your handshake, your elevator speech, and the Amount of homework you did are all part of an overall job fair strategy you should construct before attending the hiring event and approaching employers.
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Oil and Gas Job Descriptions
Gas and oil job fairs can be very large with up to 100 employers, in some cases. When you attend one of these job fairs you may see many job titles that are unfamiliar to you. This brief guide will give you a basic understanding of many of the job descriptions you will see in the gas and oil industry and what those jobs are all about. Additionally, familiarizing yourself with these job descriptions will better prepare you for oil and gas job fairs you attend as you will be able to better understand and talk about the jobs employers are offering.

1. Roustabout. A roustabout is a person in an entry level labor position in the gas industry who does general manual labor chores such as painting and cleaning.

2. Floorhand. The floorhand is a manual labor position in the oil industry that works primarily on the rig floor operating the tongs, iron roughneck, tugger, catwalk, and performing other chores.

3. Completion Technician. A completion technician is a position in the oil and gas industries. This person will process drilling/completion information and develop technical reports and presentations.

4. Welder Helper. Welders in the gas industry not only weld and fit up welds, but also may perform general repair duties in addition to welding. On some jobs, particularly in pipeline welding, welder helpers are used to assist welders.

1. Production Technician. A production technician works on site at well locations and is responsible for monitoring the day-to-day operations of producing oil or natural gas and for the production of water from the well. This position is also known as a lease operator, well tender, or well pumper.

2. Pipeline Technician. Pipeline technicians have to know about all aspects of delivering oil and natural gas through underground pipeline networks.

3. Process Technician. Process Technicians work in the downstream sector of the industry monitoring the physical petroleum plant operations from liquid oil refineries to natural gas stripping and cryogenic operations.

4. Instrumentation and Electronics Technician. Instrumentation and electronic technicians are employed in all sectors of the oil and gas industry. These workers are needed on all well pads, on the pipeline, and at meter sales points.

5. Petroleum Technologist. Petroleum technologists work in all sectors of the oil and gas industry. Depending on where they are employed, they may oversee well production and production technicians, or they may supervise pipeline technicians, process technicians, or instrumentation and electronics technicians. Source:


Types Of Jobs In The Oil & Gas Industry
The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) accounts for oil and natural gas industry jobs in three categories: drilling, extraction, and support.

-Drilling involves any jobs related to the spudding and drilling of wells, as well as reworking of wells, and accounted for more than 90,000 jobs by the end of 2012, an increase of 6,600 jobs since 2007.

-Extraction includes establishments primarily engaged in operating, developing, and producing oil and natural gas fields, including exploration and all production jobs up to the point of shipment from the producing property. Employment in the extraction category numbered more than 193,000 jobs by the end of 2012, 53,000 more jobs than in 2007.

-Support involves jobs performing supporting activities for oil and natural gas operations, including exploration, excavation, well surveying, casing work, and well construction. Support is the largest oil and gas industry category, and employed more than 286,000 people by the end of 2012, up more than 102,000 jobs from 2007.


Breaking Into the Oil & Gas Industry
By Josh Wojcik
The oil and gas industry is a rapidly growing market and a popular choice for not only a lucrative, but an enjoyable career. But how do you go about finding a position in this field? Some potential options for you may be to attend local job fairs to gain additional information regarding this career choice and utilize online searching to research company backgrounds, salaries, benefits, and time dedicated to work.

Of all locations hiring oil and gas workers, Texas was found to have the highest-paying salaries in this career. The state is responsible for 49% of all oil and gas jobs created in the United States since the recession began in 2007. Employment in the field has risen 40% over the last 7 years, which is impressive considering the economy of the U.S. itself has declined 3% since that time.

Starting a career generally requires specialized training, though this is not always necessary. Many colleges offer associate's degrees in Petroleum Technology, Applied Science in Oil and Gas Production Technology, and other degrees and certificates that will help you break into the industry. Technical schools and community colleges also offer courses and training that will be desirable to employers interviewing at oil and gas job fairs. In these courses, which generally are completed in 6-8 weeks, you will learn about industry technology and terminology, environmental and regulatory mandates, as well as safety precautions and the potential dangers of the industry. Having a degree or certificate will make you more marketable and noticeable to job fair employers.

According to, types of companies that will hire include:
• Operating companies - These are your larger companies, the household names in the field such as Marcellus Shale, Baker-Hughes, Pioneer, Apache, Anadarko, EOG, EQT, etc.
• Drilling Companies - Operating companies and drilling companies work together, as many of the above listed names also take part in drilling. The drilling companies are contracted to take part in the actual drilling work, and often own and maintain their own oil equipment. (Oil rigs, etc.)
• Major contractors- Major contractors provide services to the operating companies. They often employ all offshore personnel.
• FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) operators- Responsible for storage and loading gear, they hold equipment that will process the oil and gas.
• Service companies- Responsible for providing assistance to operating and drilling companies.

Salaries in the field range from $19,000 for entry-level positions, all the way up to senior positions, which can bring in up to $150,000 and more. The field is a rewarding and promising one, and with any job requiring hands-on training and work, you will be expected to earn every penny. Companies are hiring interns as well, and if you are a prospective student planning on going the college route in order to work in the industry, schools have bachelors programs with majors in and relating to working in this field. Hours are long and you will frequently be spending time away from home, and you may be expected to occasionally work for over 12 hours a day.

However, the power to move up in position and pay does exist, and you may move up quickly. The ability to work in a group is absolutely necessary, so if you aren't able to do so, this career is not for you. Cooperation among members of your team is key to your success in oil and gas.

A quote from regarding the workday itself and what more is expected of a typical worker: "The nature of the work in this industry lends itself to being physically demanding and utilizes hands-on activities on a daily basis. Skillsets needed are active listening, coordinating and technical skills in equipment maintenance, operation monitoring and repairing machines or systems using the needed tools; consequently, good candidates for the program are individuals who have a strong mechanical aptitude, able to work in an outdoor environment, and are physically fit." (

In conclusion, the industry is rapidly growing and beneficial to anyone seeking a hands-on, practical utilization of skill in working in oil and gas. Job fairs in your town are guaranteed to have representation from companies hiring these employees, and additional information can be found on the internet by a simple search of "oil and gas career info". Happy job hunting!


How 1 Man Applied For (And Received) A Job That Didn't Exist

Adam Kickish’s career as a loss prevention and safety manager was unexpectedly derailed one afternoon when his boss called him into an office and informed him that he was being laid off. Adam was told that the lay-off had nothing to do with the quality of his work, but that the company was failing and could no longer afford him.

Adam soon found out that he was not the only person being let go that day, as he ran into many laid off employees from other departments making their way down hallways toward the front of the building.

Adam knew right away it was going to be difficult to quickly replace his salary and get his career back on track. However, he didn’t let that challenge stop him from aggressively looking for work. Proving that persistence pays off, Adam had a new professional level job within 8 weeks of losing his last position. How did he do it?

During the time he was laid off, Adam tried many of the standard practices a job seeker would normally try. He searched job boards, contacted people in his professional network, and asked for referrals. However, Adam says that it was going to a job fair that made the difference. When he went to the
job fair Adam’s expectations weren’t high, as there was lots of competition, but he visited each employer’s booth anyway.

Adam said, “There were so many people there, and the employers at each booth had collections of resumes as thick as phone books.” Adam had two personal goals for this job fair. First, he wanted to meet decision makers and get some kind of inside information about their company and them personally. That would be information he could use down the road if he applied for other jobs.

How Adam stood out at the job fair.

“My other goal was to stand out from the rest of the group. I did that by mirroring the behavior of the company representative. If he was upbeat I was upbeat. If he was more laid back that is how I acted.” At one booth Adam noted that they had no appropriate jobs listed for him, but he took the time to introduce himself anyway.

That hiring manager realized Adam was an ideal fit for another division of the company. That brief meeting led to two interviews and a job offer not long afterwards. Today, Adam is employed in a growing industry and his career is strongly moving forward.

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Miss one of these previously held oil and gas job fairs? Be sure to check back often. New job fairs are listed regularly.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Gas & Oil Job Fair 9-12pm
Laredo Community College
West End Washington Street
Laredo, Texas
Monday, June 9, 2014
Gas & Oil Job Fair 9am-2pm
4334 N.W. Expressway
Suite 187
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Oil and Gas Job Fair 11-3pm
Omni Houston Hotel Westside
13210 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas
Friday, June 20, 2014
Tri-County Oil and Gas Employment Expo
Gas & Oil Job Fair
Greene County Fairgrounds
107 Fairgrounds Road
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
Monday, June 23, 2014
Gas & Oil Job Fair 10am-2pm
Elwood Staffing
Denver, Colorado
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Gas and Oil Job Fair
Floresville Event Center
600 Texas 97
Floresville, Texas
Friday, July 11, 2014
Gas and Oil Job Fair 2-6pm
Legacy Measurement Solutions
Legacy Measurement is looking for welders and assemblers, mostly to work first shift. Some openings are immediate.
Held at: Holiday Inn Youngstown
7410 South Avenue
Boardman, Ohio
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Gas and Oil Job Fair 10-2pm
Job seekers were given the opportunity to visit with top employers in the oil, gas and transportation industries.
Floresville Event Center
600 Texas 97
Floresville, Texas
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Oil & Gas Job Fair 10-2pm
Mansfield Fire Hall
381 South Main Street
Mansfield, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Gas and Oil Job Fair
Midland County Horseshoe Arena
2514 Arena Trail
Midland, Texas
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Gas and Oil Job Fair
The 4th annual YOUNG returns with a job fair on manufacturing, oil and gas at the Covelli Centre.
229 E Front Street
Youngstown, Ohio
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Wyoming Oil and Gas Job Fair
Jackson Hole, WY
Oil and Gas Job Fair Info
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Oil and Gas Job Fair 9-3pm
The positions available include welders, pipe fitters, material handlers, electrical assemblers, production workers, machine operators, human resource assistants, work site foremans, and more.
New Braunfels Civic & Convention Center
375 S Castell Ave,
New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Job Fair 10-2pm Job Fair
Gas and Oil Careef Fair
Held at:
Ramada Conference Center
20 Scott Avenue
Morgantown, Virginia
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Gas and Oil Job Fair
McNease Convention Center
500 Rio Concho Drive
San Angelo, Texas
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Job Fair
Gas and Oil Career Fair 10-2pm
CAJUNDOME & Convention Center
444 Cajundome Boulevard
Lafayette, Louisiana
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Gas and Oil Job Fair 10-3pm
Texas Railroad Commission officials are hosting the agency’s first Natural Gas Summit and job fair in Austin with a goal of helping the industry fill more than 10,000 jobs statewide.
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Gas and Oil Job Fair 10-3pm
60 companies have signed on to exhibit at the Job Fair and Expo.
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Gas and Oil Job Fair 8-6pm
The Eagle Ford Shale is proving to be a gold mine for people looking to find work.
Eagle Ford Shale Magazine
American Bank Center
1901 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Gas and Oil Job Fair 9-2pm
Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition
"LAGCOE is proud to offer this exciting networking event in response to the oil and gas industry's critical need for qualified workforce." In addition to networking, jobseekers will have the opportunity to attend four career development sessions.
Cajundome & Convention Center
444 Cajundome Blvd
Lafayette, Louisiana
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Gas and Oil Job Fair 4-7pm
B&G Oilfield Services is hiring for: Roustabouts - Supervisors, Pushers & Hands / Experienced Line Locators / Pipeline Operators-laborers / Hydrovac / HDD Boring Operators
Held at: Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge
532 15th St W
Dickinson, North Dakota
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Gas and Oil Job Fair
Oil Industry Night & Job Fair
American Bank Center
1901 North Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, Texas
Monday, January 5, 2015
Gas and Oil Job Far 11-4:30pm
Schlumberger Well Services
Company is hiring Laboratory Technicians at $18/hour starting for 3 months then $19/hour + $1,500 housing assistance plus many fringe benefits.
Held at: Dickinson Job Service Office
66 Osborn Drive
Dickinson, North Dakota
Thursday, February 26, 2015
General Career Fair 10-3pm
Gas and Oil General Career Fair
Eagle Ford Shale
Abilene Civic Center
1100 N. 6th Street
Abilene, Texas
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Gas and Oil Job Fair 11-3pm
Hosted by: Targeted Job Fairs
Doubletree by Hilton Midland Plaza Hotel
117 West Wall Street
Midland, Texas
Friday, January 30, 2015
Gas and Oil Job Fair 11-3pm
Hosted by: Targeted Job Fairs
Ramada Grand Dakota Hotel
532 15th Street West
Dickinson, ND 58601
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Gas and Oil Job Fair 11-3pm
Hosted by: Targeted Job Fairs
Floresville Event Center
600 Hwy 97 W
Floresville, Texas
More information: 432-889-9107
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
SAGE Center Agriculture and Energy Job Fair
Event will be held 10-3pm and open to the general public.
SAGE Center
101 Olson Road
Boardman, Oregon
Friday, March 20, 2015
Gas and Oil Job Fair 11-3pm
Sponsored by
Bridgeport Conference Center
300 Conference Center Way
Bridgeport, WV 26330
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