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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. Include horizontal and earth boring machine operators.

Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (broad occupation)

Extraction Workers (minor group)

Construction and Extraction Occupations (major group)

List of SOC Major Groups

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Last Modified Date: October 26, 2009