Job Definition

  • Setting up and operating drilling equipment in underground and surface mines and quarries
  • Completing records detailing operations completed during shifts
  • Operating machinery and using hand or power tools to remove loosened rock, ore, coal and other deposits
  • Positioning, operating and monitoring the performance of a variety of underground and surface mining equipment including continuous mining, cutting and channelling plant
  • Performing minor maintenance and repairs and lubricating and cleaning plant, machines and tools
  • Preparing, fitting and installing supports in underground workings including rock bolts
  • Operating machinery to open new shafts, drives, air vents and rises
  • Operating auxiliary plant such as pumps to expel air, water and mud
  • Collecting mineral samples for laboratory analysis

    Skill level

    Semi-skilled
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