Worker operates heavy mining machinery in an underground mine removing ore

Miner

Miners operate plants to excavate, load and transport coal, ore and rock in an underground or open-cut mine.

Overview

Miners operate plants to excavate, load and transport coal, ore and rock in an underground or open-cut mine.

Day-to-day

  • operates surface and underground mining plant
  • undertakes development work such as opening up new shafts, drives, air vents, rises and crib rooms: loads coal, ore or stone onto carts or conveyor systems that remove it for processing.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

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