Profession drill operator
Drill operators supervise a team during rigging and drilling operations. They monitor well activity and take measures in case of emergencies.
Would you like to know what kind of career and professions suit you best? Take our free Holland code career test and find out.
- Realistic / Enterprising
- Mine safety legislation
The laws, regulations and codes of practice relevant to safety in mining operations.
Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.
- Evaluate employees work
Evaluate the need for labour for the work ahead. Evaluate the performance of the team of workers and inform superiors. Encourage and support the employees in learning, teach them techniques and check the application to ensure product quality and labour productivity.
- Keep task records
Organise and classify records of prepared reports and correspondence related to the performed work and progress records of tasks.
- Supervise worker safety
Ensure safety of site personnel; supervise correct use of protective equipment and clothing; understand and implement safety procedures.
- Write work-related reports
Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.
- Schedule shifts
Plan staff time and shifts to reflect the demands of the business.
- Present reports
Display results, statistics and conclusions to an audience in a transparent and straightforward way.
- Operate drilling equipment
Operate a range of drilling equipment, pneumatic as well as electrical and mechanical. Tend drilling equipment, monitor and operate it, according to regulations. Safely and efficiently drill holes using the correct equipment, settings, and drill bits.
- Liaise with managers
Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- Operate pumping equipment
Operate pumping equipment; oversee gas and oil transport from wellheads to refineries or storage facilities.
- Install oil rig
Transport and set up oil rig at designated location; disassemble oil rig when drilling activities have finished.