Extraction Worker Helpers
On the Job
Extraction Worker Helpers assist in mining work. They may help explosive workers, derrick operators, or machining mine operators. They may supply equipment or clean the work area.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Collect geological samples.
- Dismantle equipment or temporary structures.
- Prepare excavation or extraction sites for commissioning or decommissioning.
- Operate mining equipment.
- Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment.
- Maintain drilling equipment.
- Signal equipment operators to indicate proper equipment positioning.
- Assist skilled construction or extraction personnel.
- Clean work sites.
- Dig holes or trenches.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Working with a group or team.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- A work pace that is determined by the speed of equipment.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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