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English translation: derrickhand

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Spanish term or phrase:chango
English translation:derrickhand
Entered by: Elizabeth Archer
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15:08 Feb 19, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Petroleum Eng/Sci / personnel - offshore platform
Spanish term or phrase: chango
staff always on board includes 2 "changos", Drill Assistants,warehouse foreman, Specialist mechanich
Elizabeth Archer
Local time: 05:35
derrickhand
Explanation:
A bit bemused by JJ´s comment, but it led me to this: Derrickhands spend up to 25% of their time on the "monkey board," which is a platform high up in the rig's derrick. So if you're afraid of heights this job isn't for you - www.jobmonkey.com/oilindustry/html/oil_derrickhand_jobs.htm...

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Note added at 52 mins (2007-02-19 16:00:55 GMT)
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http://oilrigwork.netfirms.com/Jobs available.htm - long list of oil rig jobs here in alphabetical order - might be useful for you.
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Noni Gilbert
Spain
Local time: 11:35
Grading comment
Would have never guessed. Thank you so much.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Noni Gilbert


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49 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
derrickhand


Explanation:
A bit bemused by JJ´s comment, but it led me to this: Derrickhands spend up to 25% of their time on the "monkey board," which is a platform high up in the rig's derrick. So if you're afraid of heights this job isn't for you - www.jobmonkey.com/oilindustry/html/oil_derrickhand_jobs.htm...

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Note added at 52 mins (2007-02-19 16:00:55 GMT)
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http://oilrigwork.netfirms.com/Jobs available.htm - long list of oil rig jobs here in alphabetical order - might be useful for you.

Noni Gilbert
Spain
Local time: 11:35
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Would have never guessed. Thank you so much.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Heather Drake: Yes, derrickhand. this is ffficial PEMEX (Mexican oil company) terminology. good for you, Aceavila!
3 hrs
  -> Thank you Heather!

agree  neilmac: aka roustabout :) ace wins again :-)
7 hrs
  -> Thanks Neil. Don´t think I actually wanted to become an expert in this field of vocab!!
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