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Miners and quarriers

Miners and quarriers operate plant, machinery and hand tools to extract rock, minerals and non-metallic deposits from underground and surface mines and quarries.

Job Definition

(a) positioning, operating and monitoring the performance of a variety of underground and surface mining equipment including continuous mining, cutting and channelling plant
(b) setting up and operating drilling equipment in underground and surface mines and quarries
(c) operating machinery and using tools to remove loosened rock, ore, coal and other deposits
(d) preparing, fitting and installing supports in underground workings
(e) operating machinery to open new shafts, drives, air vents and rises
(f) operating auxiliary plant such as pumps to expel air, water and mud
(g) performing minor maintenance and repairs and lubricating and cleaning plant, machines and tools
(h) completing records detailing operations completed during shifts
(i) collecting mineral samples for laboratory analysis

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