Profession well-digger

Well-diggers operate drilling machinery and equipment to create and maintain wells for use in extracting ore and other liquids and gases. They record operations, maintain equipment, seal unused wells and prevent ground contamination.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Well testing operations

    Testing procedures, such as volumetric flow testing and pressure testing, which describe the ability of the well to produce oil.

Skills

  • Suggest well maintenance

    Ensure appropriate well maintenance is provided after discovering issues or risks on the drilling rig or drilling site.

  • Keep task records

    Organise and classify records of prepared reports and correspondence related to the performed work and progress records of tasks.

  • 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.

  • Work ergonomically

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

  • Repair wells

    Perform maintenance and repair to wells with cracks and defects. Seal wells that are no longer in use.

  • Report well results

    Document and share well results in a transparent way; communicate results to business partners, auditors, collaborating teams and internal management.

  • Dig wells

    Operate drilling machinery and tools to sink wells in the specified locations.

  • Liaise with managers

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

  • Select well equipment

    Select and purchase the appropriate equipment for different functions within the well.

Optional knowledge and skills

maintain mechanical equipment supervise worker safety clear drill sites health and safety hazards underground inspect pipelines supervise well operations manage well interaction mechanics plan oil wells operate core drilling equipment use rigging equipment clean up spilled oil follow safety procedures when working at heights guide cranes operate pumping equipment coordinate oil well operations