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Occupation Profile for Extraction Workers Helpers

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

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$28,680.00 Median Annual Wage 1,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
6.8 Average Unemployment Percentage 74.4 Percentage That Completed High School
25,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 23.6 Percentage That Had Some College
25,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 0.0 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Assistant, Miner
Blaster
Blaster Helper
Blasting Helper
Bottom Hole Pressure Recording Operator Helper
Clean-Out Driller Helper
Coal Miner
Continuous Miner Operator Helper
Derrick Hand
Derrick Helper
Driller
Driller Helper
Dry-Placer Machine Operator
Haul Truck Driver
Helper, Blaster
Helper, Boring Machine Operator
Helper, Churn Driller
Helper, Clean Out Driller
Helper, Core Drill Operator
Helper, Core Driller
Helper, Cutter Operator
Helper, Cutting Machine Operators
Helper, Derrickman
Helper, Driller
Helper, Hammerer
Helper, Horizontal Earth Boring Machine Operator
Helper, Joy Operator
Helper, Loading Machine Operator
Helper, Machine
Helper, Miner
Helper, Mining
Helper, Pumper
Helper, Rig Builder
Helper, Rotary Driller
Helper, Seismograph
Helper, Shale Planer Operator
Helper, Shooter
Helper, Shot Core Drill Operator
Helper, Test Borer
Helper, Wash Driller
Jack Setter
Laborer
Loader Operator
Longwall Headgate Operator
Longwall Machine Operator Helper
Maintainer
Miner
Miner Helper
Miner, Placer
Mining Technician
Observer Helper, Gravity Prospecting
Observer Helper, Seismic Prospecting
Pneumatic Jack Operator
Powder Carrier
Roof Bolter Operator
Rotary Driller Helper
Roughneck
Salt Miner
Sandfill Operator
Shaft Mechanic
Shale Planer Operator Helper
Tailer
Truck Driver
Tunnel Mucker
Undercutter Operator
Underground Miner

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Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Core — Clean up work areas and remove debris after extraction activities are complete.
  • Core — Organize materials in order to prepare for use.
  • Core — Provide assistance to extraction craft workers such as earth drillers and derrick operators.
  • Core — Dismantle extracting and boring equipment used for excavation, using hand tools.
  • Core — Unload materials, devices and machine parts, using hand tools.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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