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

    Educational level

    • Skilled