Geothermal and Well Drilling Operator

Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
International Union of Operating Engineers
Industries
O*Net Code
47-5023.00
Rapids Code
2006HY
Req. Hours
28194
State
DC
Created
Apr 29, 2021
Updated
Apr 29, 2021

Time-Based Skills

9 skill sets | 38 total skills | 28194 total hours
Drill Rig - 21780 req. hrs
Perform preventive maintenance, proper oils and greases, and minor adjustments.
1980 hrs
Operate using the controls, their importance in proper operation, and movement of machine for safety of other employees, drilling around underground utilities, working the proper distance from overhead power lines, and other equipment working near machine.
1980 hrs
Apply technical knowledge and assist during major overhauls while working with the operator, heavy duty repairperson, and welder.
1980 hrs
Auguring: Both with solid flight augers and hollow stem augers.
1980 hrs
“Direct” Mud Rotary: Using both polymer and bentonite based fluids, filtration control, and the use of additives to solve down hole problems.
1980 hrs
Air Rotary: Using air, mist, foam, and “stiff foam” to overcome hole stabilization problems when using air in “non-cohesive” soils.
1980 hrs
Reverse Rotary: Air lift and vacuum lift using both polymer and bentonite based fluids to stabilize the hole during “flooded hole drilling.”
1980 hrs
Direct push: With the installation of monitoring wells and environmental procedures for collection and equipment decontamination.
1980 hrs
Cable Tool: Advance holes and casing using drill stem percussion to break up and stir formation into a solution to be bailed out of the hole.
1980 hrs
Sonic: Drill and sample holes using vibration of varying hertz imparted on a casing used as a drill stem to break up and liquefy the formation while the casing protects form formation collapse.
1980 hrs
Dual rotary: Two rotary heads are employed to drill and case the hole at the same time. The top head drive is used to advance the drill rods and bit while the bottom drive advances the casing with the bit thru the overburden. Once the overburden is cased the top drive operates the same as on a conventional rig.
1980 hrs
Backhoe - Wheel & Track - 23100 req. hrs
Perform preventive maintenance, proper oils and greases, and minor adjustments.
330 hrs
Operate using the controls, their importance in proper operation, and movement of machine for safety of other employees, digging underground utilities, working the proper distance from overhead power lines, and other equipment working near machine.
330 hrs
Perform the movement of heavy drill collars, tooling, as well as digging mud pits and providing drainage to slurry pits.
330 hrs
Apply technical knowledge and assist during major overhauls while working with the operator, heavy duty repairperson, and welder.
330 hrs
Tractor-Type Skid Steers Loaders/Hi-Lifts - 24420 req. hrs
Perform preventive maintenance, proper oils and greases, and minor adjustments.
330 hrs
Operate on the different types of work assigned the dozer from rough excavation to finish work.
330 hrs
Perform the movement of heavy drill collars, tooling, as well as digging mud pits and providing drainage to slurry pits.
330 hrs
Assist in making minor adjustments and repairs and work with the mechanic on major repairs.
330 hrs
Powered Industrial Trucks - 25140 req. hrs
Perform preventive maintenance, proper oils and greases, and minor adjustments.
180 hrs
Operate on the different types of work assigned the dozer from rough excavation to finish work.
180 hrs
Perform the movement of heavy drill collars, tooling, as well as digging mud pits and providing drainage to slurry pits.
180 hrs
Assist in making minor adjustments and repairs and work with the mechanic on major repairs.
180 hrs
Bulldozer - 25590 req. hrs
Perform preventive maintenance, proper oils and greases, and minor adjustments.
150 hrs
Operate on the different types of work assigned the dozer from pioneer and rough excavation to finish work.
150 hrs
Assist in making minor adjustments and repairs and work with the mechanic on major repairs.
150 hrs
Drill Rig Driver - 26050 req. hrs
Drive a truck mounted drill.
230 hrs
Study the Federal Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) laws and obtain a CDL license.
230 hrs
Use of Grade Instruments and Plans - 26938 req. hrs
Use instruments and read plans for making grades.
296 hrs
Read and set grade stakes as well as read plans and instructions.
296 hrs
Read boring plans for layout.
296 hrs
Material Sampling - 27394 req. hrs
Perform proper description of soils and logging.
152 hrs
Principles and methods of soil collection.
152 hrs
Record geological
152 hrs
Miscellaneous Equipment - 28194 req. hrs
Operate, service, and adjust all types of pumps.
200 hrs
Assist in installing, operating, and maintaining well-point systems.
200 hrs
Operate, service, and adjust all types of electric generating plants.
200 hrs
Operate, service, and adjust all other types of equipment.
200 hrs

Technical Instruction

Introduction
Apprenticeship Rules and Regulations
# | 20 hrs
Issue Books and Manuals
# | 20 hrs
Drug & Alcohol presentation
# | 20 hrs
Diversity
# | 20 hrs
Safety
Occupational Safety and Health Administration(O.S.H.A) Rules and Regulations
# | 10 hrs
Commercial Drivers License Preparation
Testing Requirements
# | 8 hrs
Inspection Stipulations
# | 8 hrs
Driving Course
# | 8 hrs
Hazmat
40 Hour Hazwoper Certification Course
# | 40 hrs
Drilling Fundamentals
Describe soils
# | 18 hrs
Log procedures
# | 18 hrs
Principles and fundamentals
# | 18 hrs
Health
Standard First Aid, CPR and AED
# | 8 hrs
Basic Equipment Skills (technical training and seat time)
Drill Rig
# | 80 hrs
Skid steer loader
# | 80 hrs
Forklift and Powered Industrial Truck Training
# | 80 hrs
Support Equipment
# | 80 hrs
Soil/Exploration
Theory
# | 60 hrs
Logs and data collection
# | 60 hrs
Foundations and layout
# | 60 hrs
Tooling
# | 60 hrs
Boring
# | 60 hrs
Rigging
Chart Reading
# | 12 hrs
Drill Set-Up
# | 12 hrs
Cable Specification
# | 12 hrs
Hazwoper Re-Certification
8 Hour Refresher
# | 8 hrs
Safety Review
# | 8 hrs
Health
Standard First Aid, CPR and AED
# | 8 hrs
Basic Equipment Skills (technical training and seat time)
Drill Rig
# | 56 hrs
Skid steer loader
# | 56 hrs
Dozer
# | 56 hrs
Combination Backhoe Loader
# | 56 hrs
Forklift and Powered Industrial Truck
# | 56 hrs
Support Equipment
# | 56 hrs
Geothermal and other well types
Theory and components
# | 60 hrs
Well construction
# | 60 hrs
Grouting – Mud and Grout Awareness
# | 60 hrs
Pump selection and installation
# | 60 hrs
Practical application
# | 60 hrs
Hazwoper Re-Certification
8 Hour Refresher
# | 8 hrs
Safety Review
# | 8 hrs
Health
Standard First Aid, CPR and AED
# | 8 hrs
Use of Grade Instruments and Plans
Transit and Hand Level
# | 16 hrs
Theodolite
# | 16 hrs
Leveling Rods
# | 16 hrs
Measurement Instruments
# | 16 hrs
Stakes
# | 16 hrs
Print Reading
# | 16 hrs
Mechanical System
Basic Hydraulics
# | 6 hrs
Basic Electrical
# | 6 hrs
Fundamental Power Trains
# | 6 hrs