Miner I

Mine ores, coals, or rocks in underground mines.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Miner Is do?

Mines ore, coal, or rock in underground mine, performing any combination of following tasks in areas where high production equipment is limited by economic factors or natural formations: Cuts channel under working face to facilitate blasting, using pick, or by operating cutting machine. Operates mounted or unmounted power drill to bore blasting holes in working face. Charges and shoots explosives or air charges to blast down materials. Shovels shattered materials into mine cars or onto conveyor. Installs timbering, roof bolts, or cribs, to support walls and roof. Lays track to accommodate mine cars or track-mounted equipment. May mine rock in coal mine at contract price per ton or footage of advance and be designated Rock Contractor. May mine ore, coal, or rock, using pick and shovel, and be designated Miner, Pick. When digging passageways between rooms, may be designated Entry Miner. May do development work, such as opening up new passageways, air vents, auxiliary tunnels, rooms, and shafts to facilitate mining, and be designated Drift Miner; Raise Miner; Shaft Sinker; Stope Miner; Tunnel Miner.

Should I be a Miner I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Drift Miner, Entry Miner, Miner Assistant, Miner Helper, Miner, Pick, Raise Miner, Rock Contractor, Salt Miner See More

    How to become a Miner I

    Most Miner Is have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaiaa&chl=no+college+%2877%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29||bachelor%27s+%2811%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,77,77
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