Driller Jobs in Australia

Driller is NOT currently on the Medium and Long term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).

It is not possible to apply for an Australian visa under the General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program.

If you are aged under 31 (or 35 in some instances) it is likely you are eligible for a Working Holiday Visa to Australia which will allow you to live and work in Australia for up to two years.

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Alternatively, if your partner or spouse has experience or is employed in one of the applications currently listed on the MLTSSL or STSOL, you may wish to consider using them as the main applicant.

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Driller

Assembles, positions and operates a drilling rig and related equipment to extract ore, liquids or gases from the Earth.

Tasks:

  • dismantling, moving and reassembling drilling rigs and accessory plant
  • taking samples of ore, liquids and gases and packaging them
  • performing minor maintenance and repairs, and lubricating and cleaning plant
  • recording performance details and information obtained from wells, and keeping logs detailing operations
  • operating surface and underground mining plant
  • undertaking development work such as opening up new shafts, drives, air vents, rises and crib rooms
  • positioning explosives in bore holes and priming explosives using detonators and explosive cartridges
  • connecting wires, fuses and detonating cords to explosive cartridges and detonators, and detonating explosives
  • monitoring operation of plant and ensuring safety of other workers on mining sites and during drilling operations
  • operating auxiliary plant such as pumps to expel air, water and mud

Specialisations:

  • Development Driller
  • Directional Driller
  • Exploration Driller
  • Jumbo Operator
  • Power Tong Operator
  • Raise Drill Operator
  • Rig Manager
  • Rock Drill Operator
  • Stope Miner
  • Tool Pusher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Registration or licensing may be required

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