Profession drill operator

Drill operators supervise a team during rigging and drilling operations. They monitor well activity and take measures in case of emergencies.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Mine safety legislation

    The laws, regulations and codes of practice relevant to safety in mining operations.

  • Mechanics

    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.

Skills

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • 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.

  • Install oil rig

    Transport and set up oil rig at designated location; disassemble oil rig when drilling activities have finished.

  • 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.

  • Schedule shifts

    Plan staff time and shifts to reflect the demands of the business.

  • 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.

  • Operate pumping equipment

    Operate pumping equipment; oversee gas and oil transport from wellheads to refineries or storage facilities.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Supervise worker safety

    Ensure safety of site personnel; supervise correct use of protective equipment and clothing; understand and implement safety procedures.

Optional knowledge and skills

monitor stock level train employees follow safety procedures when working at heights maintain circulation system inspect pipelines chemistry health and safety hazards underground recruit employees

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