Becoming a Miner
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Becoming a Miner

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Also known as Mining Plant Operator.
Operates plant to excavate, load and transport coal, ore and rock in an underground or open-cut mine. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $117,908
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 400

What does a Miner do?

  • dismantling, moving and reassembling drilling rigs and accessory plant
  • taking samples of ore, liquids and gases and packaging them
  • performing minor maintenance and repairs, and lubricating and cleaning plant
  • recording performance details and information obtained from wells, and keeping logs detailing operations
  • operating surface and underground mining plant
  • undertaking development work such as opening up new shafts, drives, air vents, rises and crib rooms
  • positioning explosives in bore holes and priming explosives using detonators and explosive cartridges
  • connecting wires, fuses and detonating cords to explosive cartridges and detonators, and detonating explosives
  • monitoring operation of plant and ensuring safety of other workers on mining sites and during drilling operations

Specialisations

  • Bogger Operator
  • Coal Cutter
  • Dragline Operator
  • Opal Miner
  • Underground Truck Operator

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