Oilfield - Wireline

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StickShift's Comment
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I've been driving a truck for a few years now. I started having trouble staying away behind the wheel and found out I had a severe case of OSA. I don't want to put anyone's lives at risks and cause any accidents so I'm trying to find another area I can use my CDL but not drive for extended periods and I've found that the oilfield has a lot of job opportunities where the truck is just a tool used on the job. That's where I ran into wireline operator job postings on Indeed....

I got in touch with one of the wireline recruiters and he offered me a very pleasing salary with a schedule that would allow me to be home for a whole week after being out for two weeks. I like the idea of the home time while making enough money to live comfortably. I was just curious if anyone here has any experience with wireline jobs? I don't have the strongest back in the world and I'm a little bit on the heavy side but I just want to know what to expect going into the job as I haven't found much research on it online other than the purpose of the job.

Thank you for your responses and stay safe.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Army 's Comment
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Bump,

And what is OSA?

Rob T.'s Comment
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Bump,

And what is OSA?

Obstructive sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

PackRat's Comment
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Seems like the solution would be a sleep study and prescription for a CPAP machine or possibly a surgical procedure.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Army 's Comment
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LOL, Thanks Rob T. I am actually waiting for my Dr. to get my referral for a sleep study....I think I might have something not going right when I am supposed to sleep.

PackRat's Comment
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Make sure you get all that type of medical done before you retire. Much easier while still on AD.

Army 's Comment
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Ohh yes, that's the plan....I already have a 60% VA rating...so I have a leg up....well you know. lol

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