Grizzly Worker

Prod and break ores or rocks in underground mines or quarries.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Grizzly Workers do?

Prods and breaks ore or rock in underground mine or quarry to keep it moving through grizzly and chute leading to storage, crusher, or loading station: Loosens clogged ore, using bar or pick. Pushes ore dumped from mine cars or trucks through grizzly with bar, and breaks boulders with hydraulic ram or sledgehammer. May discard oversized lumps. May move levers to dump ore from cars. May remove samples of ore for laboratory analysis.


Should I be a Grizzly Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Granite Worker

    How to become a Grizzly Worker

    Most Grizzly Workers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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