Driller's Assistant

Drillers' Assistants perform routine tasks in setting up, operating and dismantling drilling sites for extraction of oil, gas, mineral ore or water.

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    Overview

    Drillers' Assistants perform routine tasks in setting up, operating and dismantling drilling sites for extraction of oil, gas, mineral ore or water.

    Day-to-day

    • working with an experienced driller sets up rig and drilling equipment
    • directs assembly and disassembly of pipes, casings and drill headings and controls speed and force of drilling
    • examines cores and cuttings to ascertain nature of strata
    • caps well or regulates valves which control outflow of gas or oil
    • attaches and detaches lifting equipment to lower or raise sections of drill pipe into or out of bore hole
    • controls pumps which circulate mud through drilling equipment
    • services pumps.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

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