U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
Operate a variety of drills such as rotary, churn, and pneumatic to tap sub-surface water and salt deposits, to remove core samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to facilitate the use of explosives in mining or construction. May use explosives. Includes horizontal and earth boring machine operators.
Illustrative examples: Blast Hole Driller,
Earth Auger Operator,
Broad Occupation: 47-5020 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
Minor Group: 47-5000 Extraction Workers
Major Group: 47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010