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Working As A Well Driller

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • $47,417

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Well Driller does

  • Set up drill sites daily.
  • Regulate air pressure, rotary speed, and downward pressure, according to the type of rock or concrete being drilled.
  • Set up and operates portable drilling rig to drill wells: Extends stabilizing jackscrews to support and level drill rig.
  • well drillerMaintain drill rigsand service trucks and equipment.
  • Set casing, operated heavy machinery, drove company vehicles, dug trenches, worked with concrete fillers.
  • Supervised all drilling with Air and OBM on Horizon Rig #19 Drilling Vertical and Directional Wells.
  • Performed welding on job sites.
  • Maintained, repaired and replaced water tanks and submersible water pumps.
  • Performed all rig repairs to hydraulic systems, engines.
  • Trained all all heavy equipment.
  • Loaded and unloaded drill pipe, steel casing and PVC casing to go out to jobsites.
  • Provide advice for bit selection and BHA composition.

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Well Driller Typical Career Paths

Average Length of Employment
Driller 4.4 years
Oil Well Driller 3.5 years
Hand Driller 3.3 years
Water Well Driller 3.0 years
Well Driller 3.0 years
Driller Helper 1.7 years
Top Employers Before
Driller 7.4%
Cook 5.9%
Welder 5.9%
Helper 5.9%
Consultant 5.9%
Internship 4.4%
Landscaper 4.4%
Driver 4.4%
Motorman 4.4%
Cashier 4.4%
Top Employers After
Mechanic 7.4%
Welder 5.3%
Cook 5.3%
Driller 5.3%
Custodian 4.3%
Technician 4.3%
Owner 4.3%
Driver 4.3%
Painter 4.3%
Foreman 4.3%
Carpenter 3.2%
Assembler 3.2%

Well Driller Demographics

Gender

Male

91.9%

Female

7.1%

Unknown

1.0%
Ethnicity

White

81.7%

Asian

8.7%

Hispanic or Latino

7.6%

Unknown

1.3%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

75.0%

Russian

25.0%

Well Driller Education

Schools

Community College of the Air Force

8.7%

Universal Technical Institute

8.7%

Saint Norbert College

8.7%

Louisiana State University and A&M College

4.3%

Thomas Nelson Community College

4.3%

Ridgewater College

4.3%

Jefferson College

4.3%

Portland Community College

4.3%

Stonehill College

4.3%

Casper College

4.3%

ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville

4.3%

Southeast Missouri State University

4.3%

Pima Community College

4.3%

Drake University

4.3%

Western Kentucky University

4.3%

Appalachian School of Law

4.3%

Rutgers University-Camden

4.3%

Bakersfield College

4.3%

University of California - Irvine

4.3%

North Dakota State University -

4.3%
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Majors

Biology

7.8%

Geology

7.8%

Automotive Technology

7.8%

Business

7.8%

Management

5.9%

Precision Metal Working

5.9%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

5.9%

Criminal Justice

5.9%

Music

3.9%

Mechanical Engineering

3.9%

Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies

3.9%

Heating And Air Conditioning

3.9%

Environmental Science

3.9%

Small Business Management

3.9%

Electrical Engineering

3.9%

General Studies

3.9%

Engineering

3.9%

Accounting

3.9%

Education

3.9%

Apparel And Textiles

2.0%
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Degrees

Other

44.2%

Bachelors

26.0%

Certificate

13.0%

Diploma

6.5%

Associate

5.2%

Masters

3.9%

License

1.3%
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Top Skills for A Well Driller

HeavyEquipmentDrillRigsWaterPumpsJobSiteDrillSiteServiceCallsAttachDrillBitsHeavyMachineryHydraulicSystemsEnvironmentalAssessmentWaterWells-PVCSmallCrewDrillPipeMIGClientRequirements/CapAirPressureRepairWaterWaterLines

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Top Well Driller Skills

  1. Heavy Equipment
  2. Drill Rigs
  3. Water Pumps
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Worked crane, heavy equipment operator, operated reverse flow drill truck and also put in turbans.
  • Drill, Install and hook-up new and existing residential,commercial,agricultural and environmental water wells.Operated drill rigs
  • Helped with setting drill sections and water pumps for digging for water wells.
  • Drive truck to various job sites.
  • Set up drill sites daily.

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