Earth Drillers


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.
Also called: Blast Hole Driller, Drill Operator, Driller, Well Driller

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • design
    Business
  • management
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Initiative
  • Independence

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Mobile location based services software
  • Global positioning system GPS software
    Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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