Helpers--Extraction Workers


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.
Also called: Coal Miner, Driller Helper, Driller's Assistant, Powderman

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

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

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
    Spatial
  • imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

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

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
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