Underground production and development miners drill, blast, operate mining machinery and perform related duties to extract coal and ore in underground mines and construct mine tunnels, passageways and shafts to facilitate mining operations.
People in this occupation:
- work for coal, metal and non-metallic mineral underground mines and specialized contractors in mine construction, shaft sinking and tunnelling
- need mechanical ability, as well as good communication skills
- need to be independent, adaptable and able to work under pressure
- must know and stick to safety regulations
- should be physically fit