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Helpers--Extraction Workers

Also called: Driller Helper, Coal Miner, Maintainer, Blasting Helper

What they do:
Help extraction craft workers, such as earth drillers, blasters and explosives workers, derrick operators, and mining machine operators, by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying equipment or cleaning work area.
On the job, you would:
  • Repair and maintain automotive and drilling equipment, using hand tools.
  • Observe and monitor equipment operation during the extraction process in order to detect any problems.
  • Drive moving equipment in order to transport materials and parts to excavation sites.

Knowledge

Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
Spatial
  • imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed
  • know where things are around you
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Persistence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma or
some high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$31,460
per year, on average
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