Job Definition

  • dismantling, moving and assembling drilling rigs and auxiliary equipment
  • assembling and dismantling pipes, casings and drill heads, and replacing dysfunctional equipment
  • operating controls to lower and raise drill pipes and casings in and out of wells, regulate pressure in the well and control the speed of tools
  • preparing drilling fluid and checking the operation of pumps to ensure adequate circulation of fluid in drill pipe and well
  • monitoring gauges and other indicators and listening to equipment to detect malfunctions and unusual well conditions, and determining the need to change drilling or equipment
  • maintaining, adjusting, repairing and cleaning drilling rigs, hoisting and other machinery
  • maintaining records of drilling and servicing operations
  • operating machines and tools to extract dust, cuttings and lost and broken drilling equipment from holes and wells
  • closing and sealing wells no longer in use
  • supervise and train crew members

    Educational level

    • Skilled
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