February 23, 2023
 | Students

What Skills Does a Pipeline Technician Need?

Pipeline technicians work to maintain the long networks of pipeline that transport petroleum and other products.

The derricks, pumps and drilling systems that make up a pipeline system are made up of advanced machinery and require strict qualifications and safety practices.

What are some of the skills and interests a pipeline technician should have to set them up for success?

  1. Being Active: Pipeline work involves some physical activity and the use of tools like sledgehammers and gas monitors.
  2. Computers & Technology: Pipeline technicians work with technology frequently in their job.
  3. Detail-Oriented: Precision is important in pipeline work.

To learn more about careers as a pipeline technician, check out our pipeline technician career page.