Profession boring machine operator
Boring machine operators operate machinery and equipment at mining and drilling sites, e.g. for construction, exploration, extraction and research.
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- Realistic / Conventional
Tasks boring machine operator
- Move drilling equipment to the right location, e.g. by driving or controlling its load and upload.
- Set up drilling and hoisting machinery, e.g. by connecting drill pipe sections, etc.
- Connect power cables or hoses for water and air supply.
- Operate the drilling machinery, e.g. by regulating pressure of tools, controlling the speed of rotary tables and air flow, etc.
- Operate slush pumps in order to ensure circulation and consistency of drilling fluid or mud in well.
- Correct problems in drilled holes caused by mechanical breakdowns or by harmful natural conditions.
- Locate and recover lost or broken bits, casings, drill pipes, etc. from wells using special tools.
- Maintain records, e.g. of footage drilled, materials and tools used, etc.
- Report information about the drilling process to the supervisor.
- Supervise and train crew.
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- Well sinker
- Types of drill bits
Qualities and applications of various types of drill bits, such as core drill bits, spotting drill bits, countersink drill bits and others.
- Types of boring heads
Qualities and applications of various types of boring heads, such as rough boring heads, fine boring heads and others.
- Supply machine with appropriate tools
Supply the machine with the necessary tools and items for a particular production purpose.
- Dispose of cutting waste material
Dispose of possibly hazardous waste material created in the cutting process, such as swarf, scrap and slugs, sort according to regulations, and clean up workplace.
- Operate precision measuring equipment
Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.
- Tend boring machine
Tend a boring machine, monitor and operate it, according to regulations.