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Surface Diamond Driller's Helper (Training & Development)

Next start date: to be announced

Program Overview

The Diamond Driller Helper’s is a comprehensive program that prepares individuals for the safety and operational demands of work in the field of diamond drilling.  This program will prepare you for employment in the industry as an entry level Diamond Driller’s Helper.  Training delivered will be consistent with the requirements of the common core training guidelines for the drillers.


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Topics include:

  • Module 1: Safety Protect Self & Others
  • Module 2: Safe Surface Diamond Drilling Environment
  • Module 5: Lifting Devices
  • Module 6: Potable Pumps
  • Module 7: Core Recovery & Core Barrel Handling
  • Module 8: Operate Skidder and First Aid/CPR, WHMIS, Propane Certification, Fall Arrest, TDG & Wilderness Training

Entrance Requirements

  • Eighteen years of age and out of school for a year
  • Must be physically fit and able to lift 75 lbs to 100 lbs

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Firesteel site. Meals and accommodations are included in the tuition.

Career Opportunities

The skills learned in this program will assist graduates to attain employment in a wide range of industrial settings.  i.e. mining, oil, and other resources.  Employment for this occupation is expected to grow with many new positions being created and additional job openings stemming from the increased activity in mining exploration at a national and international level and also due to replacement needs as experienced Diamond Drillers retire.  Surface Diamond Driller Assistants are employed in a variety of industries where they operate and maintain drill rigs, dismantle machinery, and install new equipment at remote sites.  The career has many benefits including good pay with the opportunity for bonuses.  Applicants must be willing to work in outdoor, challenging conditions and be prepared to live out-of-town for extended periods of time.

For more information, download the program flysheet below:

For more information, contact:

Training and Development Department
Confederation College
Phone: (807) 624-3356