Worker in hard hat and overalls operating drilling rig control panel while drilling geothermal well

Driller

Drillers assemble, position and operate drilling rigs and related equipment, to extract ore, liquids or gases from the earth.

Overview

Drillers assemble, position and operate drilling rigs and related equipment, to extract ore, liquids or gases from the earth.

Day-to-day

  • dismantles moves and reassembles drilling rigs and accessory plant
  • takes samples of ore, liquids and gases and packages them
  • performs minor maintenance and repairs, and lubricates and cleans plant
  • records performance details and information obtained from wells, and keeps logs detailing operations.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

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