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8113 WELL DRILLERS AND BORERS AND RELATED WORKERS
 


    Well drillers and borers and related workers erect and operate drilling machinery and equipment and perform related tasks in the sinking and operation of wells.

    Tasks include -

    (a) preparing and operating derrick pipe-handling devices and slush pumps;

    (b) operating rotary- or percussion-drilling machinery and equipment to drill oil or gas wells;

    (c) cleaning and servicing oil or gas wells and replacing pumping rods, casings and tubings;

    (d) setting up and operating drilling machinery and equipment to drill wells or bores other than for oil or gas;

    (e) performing related tasks;

    (f) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Operator, boring equipment/wells

  • Operator, derrick/oil and gas wells

  • Operator, drilling equipment/wells


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.