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 good eyesight and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment.
- Signal equipment operators to indicate proper equipment positioning.
- Monitor extraction operations.
- Select construction materials.
- Maintain drilling equipment.
- Operate mining equipment.
- Collect geological samples.
- Dismantle equipment or temporary structures.
- Prepare excavation or extraction sites for commissioning or decommissioning.
- Assist skilled construction or extraction personnel.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- A work pace that is determined by the speed of equipment.
- Working in a closed vehicle or equipment.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
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