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47-5012.00 - Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Bright Outlook

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Lower and explode charges in boreholes to start flow of oil from wells.

47-5031.00 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
  • Tie specified lengths of delaying fuses into patterns in order to time sequences of explosions.
  • Place explosive charges in holes or other spots; then detonate explosives to demolish structures or to loosen, remove, or displace earth, rock, or other materials.
  • Insert, pack, and pour explosives, such as dynamite, ammonium nitrate, black powder, or slurries into blast holes; then shovel drill cuttings, admit water into boreholes, and tamp material to compact charges.
  • Connect electrical wire to primers, and cover charges or fill blast holes with clay, drill chips, sand, or other material.
  • Lay primacord between rows of charged blast holes, and tie cord into main lines to form blast patterns.
  • Assemble and position equipment, explosives, and blasting caps in holes at specified depths, or load perforating guns or torpedoes with explosives.
  • Light fuses, drop detonating devices into wells or boreholes, or activate firing devices with plungers, dials, or buttons, in order to set off single or multiple blasts.
  • Cut specified lengths of primacord and attach primers to cord ends.
  • Connect gun chambers to electric detonating devices, and operate controls at panelboards, in order to detonate charges in guns or to ignite chemical charges.
  • Insert powder charges into chambers of sidewall sample-taking cylinders, and assemble cylinders, using special wrenches.
47-5013.00 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook     Green Occupation Green
  • Operate specialized equipment to remove obstructions by backing-off or severing pipes by chemical or explosive action.
  • Perforate well casings or sidewalls of boreholes with explosive charges.
47-5042.00 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators
  • Charge and set off explosives in blasting holes.
47-5051.00 Rock Splitters, Quarry
  • Set charges of explosives to split rock.
47-2061.00 Construction Laborers Bright Outlook Green Occupation
  • Transport or set explosives for tunnel, shaft, or road construction.

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