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What does a Drilling Supervisor do?

A Drilling Supervisor oversees drilling operations in a range of industries. You’ll use specialist equipment to extract minerals, liquids or gases from the earth. You might supervise a team of employees and ensure operations are running safely and efficiently. Drilling Supervisors may take samples of raw materials, set up and relocate equipment and carry out servicing and maintenance of equipment.

Drilling Supervisors should have strong leadership skills and be able to communicate with colleagues from various departments. You’ll attend to multiple issues at one time and should have good organisational skills. Time management is important and you may have to handle basic administrative tasks. Drilling Supervisors may work irregular hours and have to travel long distances to a work site.

Drilling Supervisor Courses

There are 1 courses available for people who want to become a Drilling Supervisor.

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How much does a Drilling Supervisor earn?

In Australia, a full time Drilling Supervisor generally earns $1,750 per week ($91,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Drilling Supervisor?

The number of people working in the drilling industry has decreased in recent years. There are currently 6,900 people employed in this field in Australia compared to 8,600 five years ago. Drilling Supervisors may find work across various regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Drilling Supervisor?

If you’re interested in becoming a Drilling Supervisor, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Drilling Operations. This course will develop your skills in all areas of drilling and addresses a range of fields including blast hole, seismic, geotechnical, water well, artesian bore, foundation and mineral production.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.