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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.

To become a Miner

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Planning

  • First Aid

  • Bogger Operation

  • Ventilation

  • Research

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