Drilling Rig Operator
A specialist in servicing and operating the drilling rig.
History of the Profession
The development of prospective drilling for minerals is connected with the Swiss invention of the diamond drill bit in 1862, and the American invention of shot drilling in 1899.
The Drilling Rig Operator Today
The drilling rig operator at Metalloinvest works at its
Knowledge and Skills
To pursue a successful career as a drilling rig operator, the specialist must understand the correct use of drilling and
As a drilling rig operator works in the open air, in the freezing conditions of winter and the heat of summer, the work presents a considerable physical challenge. The necessary qualities for successful employment in the role of a drilling rig operator are: good health; physical endurance and strength; good eyesight; developed coordination and fine motor skills; and prudence and quick reactions.
In the course of employment at Metalloinvest a drilling rig operator can work towards further qualifications, and master more and more complicated and productive machinery. The achievement of a certain level of professionalism and experience is a prerequisite for promotion to foreman, and graduation from an institute of higher education is required for promotion to overseer. An employee with the specified characteristics working in a