Foundation Drill Rig Operator
Developed in partnership with the International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC), the NAIT Foundation Drill Rig Operator Program provides you with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to safely and successfully operate a foundation drilling rig for industrial, commercial or residential projects.
Until now, formal training has not been available for drill rig operators. This industry is changing as regulatory bodies and employers identify the need for formalized training to ensure safety and efficiency in the workplace.
NAIT's FDRO Program can provide the following benefits:
- Safety – By taking additional training, you will be further aware of your own safety and the safety of everyone working around you.
- Credibility – Education and training not only makes you a more valuable employee, it also helps your employer as they will be viewed as more credible to external clients.
- Employability and job security – Training can differentiate you from other applicants. To an employer, training represents improved safety, efficiency, and profitability.
This program is unique in that applicants are required to have 250 hours experience working within the Foundation Drill Rig industry, a company sponsor and a mentor who is a supervisor within the sponsoring company.
In this program there are 9 theory courses totally 300 hours delivered via online and work integrated learning (seat time, totaling 1500 hours) earned while working in industry. This seat time is monitored, recorded, and signed off by the mentor and the sponsor company.
People in this ever growing and proactive industry will find employment in a variety of areas. You could be installing drilled piles for residential, commercial and industrial applications. You could be drilling on the side of a mountain for a cell tower, you could be drilling for piles to support bridges, dams, mines, roadways, subways, residential, commercial and industrial buildings, – the list goes on. With experience and education, further opportunities exist for project leaders, superintendents, etc.