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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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Motive Power Technician Diploma
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Olds College
Olds, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Agricultural & Heavy Equipment Certificate Certificate
Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Diploma Diploma
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Red Deer College
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Heavy Equipment Technician Certificate; Apprenticeship
Rig Technician Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate; Apprenticeship
Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate
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Modified on June 24, 2012