Crane Operators, Drillers and Blasters

(NOC 737)

Career Description

Crane operators use cranes/draglines to lift/place machinery and other large objects at worksites.

Drillers operate mobile drilling machines to bore blast holes in open-pit mines/quarries and during the construction of building foundations.

Blasters place explosives in blast holes and detonate explosives to dislodge coal, ore, and rock, and to demolish structures.

Water well drillers operate mobile well drilling rigs/equipment to drill residential, commercial, and industrial water wells.

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Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Motive Power Technician Diploma
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Motive Power - Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Diploma; Online
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Olds College
Olds, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate
Agricultural & Heavy Equipment Certificate Certificate
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Modified on June 24, 2012