Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
Operate a variety of drills such as rotary, churn, and pneumatic to tap sub-surface water and salt deposits, to remove core samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to facilitate the use of explosives in mining or construction. May use explosives. Includes horizontal and earth boring machine operators.
* Attention to Detail
* Stress Tolerance
* Self Control
* Concern for Others
* Operate controls to stabilize machines and to position and align drills.
* Start, stop, and control drilling speed of machines and insertion of casings into holes.
* Monitor drilling operations, checking gauges and listening to equipment to assess drilling conditions and to determine the need to adjust drilling or alter equipment.
Construction and Extraction
Sample Job Titles
Auger Operator, Blast Driller, Blast Hole Driller, Blaster, Boring Machine Operator, Churn Drill Operator, Churn Driller, Construction Driller, Core Driller, Debris Monitor, Deep Well Contractor, Diamond Driller, Directional Driller, Drill Hand, Drill Operator, Drill Runner, Drill Technician, Driller, Drilling Machine Operator, Drilling Machine Runner, Earth Auger Operator, Earth Boring Machine Operator, Electric Drill Operator, Environmental Driller, Environmental Sampler, Foundation Drill Operator, Geotechnical Operating Engineer, Geothermal Operating Engineer, Ground Water Contractor, Hard Rock Drill Operator, Highwall Drill Operator, Hole Digger Operator, Horizontal Drill Operator, Horizontal Earth Boring Machine Operator, Hydraulic Rock Drill Operator, Jumper, Machine Driller, Post Hole Digger, Post Hole Digging Machine Operator, Raise Driller, Rock Drill Operator, Shot Core Drill Operator, Soil Sampler, Stoper, Test Borer, Test Driller, Tunneling Machine Operator, Underground Drill Operator, Wagon Drill Operator, Wagon Driller, Wagoner, Wash Driller, Water Blaster, Water Well Driller, Well Digger, Well Drill Operator, Well Driller, Well Driller Helper, Well Testing Operator.