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Geothermal and Well Drilling Operator

Published
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
Oct 07, 2021
Updated
Oct 07, 2021

Time-Based Skills

9 skill sets | 38 total skills
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 - 1320 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 - 1320 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 - 720 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 - 450 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 - 460 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 - 888 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 - 456 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 - 800 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 - 80 req. hrs
Apprenticeship Rules and Regulations
20 hrs
Issue Books and Manuals
20 hrs
Drug & Alcohol presentation
20 hrs
Diversity
20 hrs
Safety - 10 req. hrs
Occupational Safety and Health Administration(O.S.H.A) Rules and Regulations
10 hrs
Commercial Drivers License Preparation - 24 req. hrs
Testing Requirements
8 hrs
Inspection Stipulations
8 hrs
Driving Course
8 hrs
Hazmat - 40 req. hrs
40 Hour Hazwoper Certification Course
40 hrs
Drilling Fundamentals - 54 req. hrs
Describe soils
18 hrs
Log procedures
18 hrs
Principles and fundamentals
18 hrs
Health - 8 req. hrs
Standard First Aid, CPR and AED
8 hrs
Basic Equipment Skills (technical training and seat time) - 320 req. hrs
Drill Rig
80 hrs
Skid steer loader
80 hrs
Forklift and Powered Industrial Truck Training
80 hrs
Support Equipment
80 hrs
Soil/Exploration - 300 req. hrs
Theory
60 hrs
Logs and data collection
60 hrs
Foundations and layout
60 hrs
Tooling
60 hrs
Boring
60 hrs
Rigging - 36 req. hrs
Chart Reading
12 hrs
Drill Set-Up
12 hrs
Cable Specification
12 hrs
Hazwoper Re-Certification - 16 req. hrs
8 Hour Refresher
8 hrs
Safety Review
8 hrs
Health - 8 req. hrs
Standard First Aid, CPR and AED
8 hrs
Basic Equipment Skills (technical training and seat time) - 336 req. hrs
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 - 300 req. hrs
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 - 16 req. hrs
8 Hour Refresher
8 hrs
Safety Review
8 hrs
Health - 8 req. hrs
Standard First Aid, CPR and AED
8 hrs
Use of Grade Instruments and Plans - 96 req. hrs
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 - 18 req. hrs
Basic Hydraulics
6 hrs
Basic Electrical
6 hrs
Fundamental Power Trains
6 hrs

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