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Job Description:

  • 1) Operates portable rotary drilling rig to drill shallow boreholes to obtain samples of earth formations, for placement of explosives in seismic prospecting, or for other tests to discover petroleum: Positions truck-mounted derrick at drilling area specified on field map.

  • 2) Starts rig and moves throttles and clutches to raise and lower drilling pipes.

  • 3) Counts sections of drill rod to determine depth of borehole.

  • 4) Selects coring bit and barrel.

  • 5) Withdraws core barrel from hole and extracts core from barrel.

  • 6) Records depths at which samples were taken.

  • 7) Repairs equipment, using handtools.




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DOT:   930.382-018

Job Number: 8008