8111-Miners and quarries

Job Title: 

Miners and quarries

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.


In such cases Tasks would include:

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


    Machine-operator (cutting/drilling/quarry (mining)/ Mucker (mine/quarry)

    Miner(surface/underground/ blower down/ coal/ hydraulic (placer mining)/ salt

    Piler, mine/ Sirdar collery

    Quarrier/ Clipper, mine

    Drawer, prop/timber (mine/quarry) / Timbering worker(quarry/mine/underground)

    Machine-operator, channeling (mine)

    Bolter, roof: mining/Driller, mining/Miner, diamond/Miner, gold/Operator (bogger/ continuous miner/ dragline: mining/ jumbo/ mining plant)/Robber, timber: mine Worker, timbering: mine/Worker, timbering: quarry/Worker, timbering: underground

    International Careers(ISCO): 
    Source Of Info: 

    Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2375