Underground mine service and support workers
Performs a wide range of tasks related to the operation of ore pipes, trunking and conveyors, the construction and maintenance of facilities, underground mine tracks and galleries, and the supply of materials and tools necessary for underground mining.
You are particularly skilled at operating and manoeuvring sophisticated equipment according to precise procedures, and you are also meticulous and responsible. Your ability to work in enclosed spaces and your physical endurance are also essential for this job.
Underground mine service and support workers perform a range of duties related to the operation of orepasses, chutes and conveyor systems, the construction and support of underground structures, passages and roadways, and the supply of materials and supplies to support underground mining. They are employed by coal, metal and non-metallic mineral mines.
- Operate and maintain ore chutes or conveyor systems to control flow of ore or coal in underground mine
- Operate construction equipment such as bulldozer, grader or backhoe to build and maintain underground passages and haulageways
- Construct and repair wood or metal supports and structures such as bulkheads, platforms, drift doors and chutes using construction and mining tools
- Attach and extend ventilation and water pipes and related mine services
- Assist miners in setting up and operating various drills and other mining machinery
- Supply and maintain backfill distribution of sand, rock or other materials
- Operate diesel or electric track haulage equipment such as ore trains to distribute personnel and supplies and to convey ore from orepass to primary crusher or skip
- Maintain supply storage areas and maintain equipment and supplies such as explosives, drill bits, fire extinguishers, lamps and batteries
- Perform routine maintenance of machinery.
No secondary, college or university-level programs of study are indexed for this trade or occupation.
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