8111-Miners and quarriers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Miners and quarriers
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
Miners and quarriers operate plant, machinery and hand tools to extract rock, minerals and non-metallic deposits from underground and surface mines and quarries.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) positioning, operating and monitoring the performance of a variety of underground and surface mining equipment including continuous mining, cutting and channelling plant
  • (b) setting up and operating drilling equipment in underground and surface mines and quarries
  • (c) operating machinery and using tools to remove loosened rock, ore, coal and other deposits
  • (d) preparing, fitting and installing supports in underground workings including rock bolts
  • (e) operating machinery to open new shafts, drives, air vents and rises
  • (f) operating auxiliary plant such as pumps to expel air, water and mud
  • (g) performing minor maintenance and repairs and lubricating and cleaning plant, machines and tools
  • (h) completing records detailing operations completed during shifts
  • (i) collecting mineral samples for laboratory analysis.

Bogger Operator
- Continuous Miner Operator
- Dragline Operator (mining)
- Mining Plant Operator
- Miner
- Quarrier
- Roof Bolter (mining)


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Blaster - 7542
- Driller (oil or gas well) - 8113
- Mining Labourer - 9311
- Mining Supervisor - 3121
- Quarry Labourer - 9311
- Shotfirer - 7542

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