Miner

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

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