Helpers--Extraction Workers

Help extraction craft workers, such as earth drillers, blasters and explosives workers, derrick operators, and mining machine operators, by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying equipment or cleaning work area.

Median Annual Wage: $34,480

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (61%); Less than high school diploma (16%); Some college, no degree (11%)

Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)

Related Job Titles: Driller Helper; Coal Miner; Maintainer; Blasting Helper; Continuous Miner Operator Helper; Longwall Machine Operator Helper; Miner Helper; Mining Technician; Salt Miner; Underground Miner

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  • Observe and monitor equipment operation during the extraction process to detect any problems.
  • Drive moving equipment to transport materials and parts to excavation sites.
  • Clean up work areas and remove debris after extraction activities are complete.
  • Organize materials to prepare for use.
  • Provide assistance to extraction craft workers, such as earth drillers and derrick operators.
  • Dismantle extracting and boring equipment used for excavation, using hand tools.
  • Unload materials, devices and machine parts, using hand tools.

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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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