Sets up and operates portable drilling rig machine related equipment to drill wells; Extend stabilizing jackscrews to support level drill rig; Move levers to control power-driven winch that raises extends telescoping derrick; Bolt trusses to derrick machine frame; Assemble drilling tools, using handtools or power tools; Move levers and pedals to raise and lower drill tools well casing into well bore; Move levers and pedals and turns handwheels to control action of machine that drills or punches well bore lowers casing into well; Pour water into well or pumps water or slush into well to cool drill bit remove drillings; Listen to sounds of drilling machine feels cable or brake to define changes in rock formations being penetrated or variations in drilling process; Move levers to adjust stroke impact of cable tool drilling machine or changes drill bits of rotary drilling machine according to nature of strata encountered; Replace drill bit with tool to collect samples of earth or rock being penetrated; Inspect core samples to define nature of strata encountered or takes samples to laboratory for analysis; Record drilling progress geological data; Splice worn or broken cable; Fabricate well casings and builds up worn drill bits, using oxyacetylene cutting welding equipment; Retrieve lost equipment from bore holes, using fishing specialized retrieval tools equipment; May be designated according to type drilling rig operated as Well-Drill Operator.
Operate pumping equipment to transfer raw water to treatment plant, or distribute processed water to residential, commercial, and industrial establishments
Turn valves, pulls levers and flips switches to operate control turbine- or motor-driven pumps that transfer water from reservoir to treatment plant, or to transfer processed water to consumer establishments
Read flowmeters & gauges to regulate equipment according to water consumption demand
Inspect equipment to detect malfunctions, like pump leaks or worn bearings
Repair lubricates equipment, using handtools
Record data, like utilization of equipment, power consumption, and water output in log
May operate equipment to treat process raw water [Water-Treatment-Plant Operator waterworks ]
May test water for chlorine content, alkalinity, acidity, or turbidity to define potability of water, following color analysis standards
May operate hydroelectric equipment to generate power.
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