8113-Well drillers and borers and related workers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Well drillers and borers and related workers
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Job Description: 
Well drillers and borers and related workers position, assemble and operate drilling machinery and related equipment to sink wells, extract ore, liquids and gases or for a variety of other purposes

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) dismantling, moving and assembling drilling rigs and auxiliary equipment
  • (b) assembling and dismantling pipes, casings and drill heads, and replacing dysfunctional equipment
  • (c) operating controls to lower and raise drill pipes and casings in and out of wells, regulate pressure in the well and control the speed of tools
  • (d) preparing drilling fluid and checking the operation of pumps to ensure adequate circulation of fluid in drill pipe and well
  • (e) monitoring gauges and other indicators and listening to equipment to detect malfunctions and unusual well conditions, and determining the need to change drilling or equipment
  • (f) maintaining, adjusting, repairing and cleaning drilling rigs, hoisting and other machinery
  • (g) maintaining records of drilling and servicing operations
  • (h) operating machines and tools to extract dust, cuttings and lost and broken drilling equipment from holes and wells
  • (i) closing and sealing wells no longer in use
  • (j) may supervise and train crew members.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Boring equipment operator
- Bore sinker
- Derrickman
- Derrick operator
- Developmental driller
- Directional driller
- Drilling rig operator
- Jumbo operator
- Power-tong operator
- Toolpusher
- Tourpusher


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Blaster - 7542
- Miner - 8111
- Quarrier - 8111

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