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NOC 7373 Water well drillers

Example Titles
apprentice water well driller
cable tool driller – water well drilling
churn drill operator – water well drilling
journeyman/woman water well driller
water well driller
water well driller apprentice
water well driller journeyman/woman
water well drilling technician

Lead statement
Water well drillers operate a variety of mobile water well drilling rigs and equipment to drill and monitor residential, commercial and industrial water wells. They are employed by water well drilling contractors and governments, or they may be self-employed.

Main duties
Water well drillers perform some or all of the following duties:
Review client requirements and proposed locations for water wells
Operate water well drilling rigs and other equipment to drill, bore and dig for residential, commercial and industrial water wells or environmental assessment, and install well screens, casings and other well fixtures
Document geological formations encountered
Clean and disinfect wells in preparation for use
Perform routine mechanical maintenance work on water well drilling rigs and equipment
Install, test, maintain and repair water well pumps, piping systems and equipment and perform pumping tests to assess well performance
May provide other drilling services, such as repair or dismantling of existing water well structure, elevator shaft drilling and hydro pole drilling.

Source: Canada website