Water well service technicians use high-tech equipment and mechanical know-how
to analyze and repair problems in the wells that bring us water. They also
keep safe water flowing from our taps.
While much of their work is done in laboratories, technicians spend a good
deal of time outdoors, where work conditions vary with the weather and season.
Most water wells are deep holes dug into the ground and rock. Much of the
technician's work involves fixing things in places they can't see.
A well technician with a private company usually installs and repairs wells.
Installation requires large, heavy and expensive drilling equipment, and some
well companies employ experts in blasting when the ground being drilled is
made up of rock.
The staff of a private water well company may also include chemists, engineers,
laboratory technicians, mechanics, helpers, supervisors and a superintendent.