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Underground mine service and support workers perform a range of duties related to the operation of orepasses, chutes and conveyor systems, the construction and support of underground structures, passages and roadways, and the supply of materials and supplies to support underground mining. They are employed by coal, metal and non-metallic mineral mines.
backfiller, blaster helper, cage tender, conveyor operator, crusher operator, driller helper – underground mining, haulageman/woman, lamp keeper, materialman/woman, mine construction worker, orepass tender, pipeworker – underground mining, raise miner helper, skip tender, timberman/woman, trainman/woman.
- Operate and maintain ore chutes or conveyor systems to control flow of ore or coal in underground mine
- Operate construction equipment such as bulldozer, grader or backhoe to build and maintain underground passages and haulageways
- Construct and repair wood or metal supports and structures such as bulkheads, platforms, drift doors and chutes using construction and mining tools
- Attach and extend ventilation and water pipes and related mine service
- Assist miners in setting up and operating various drills and other mining machinery
- Supply and maintain backfill distribution of sand, rock or other materials
- Operate diesel or electric track haulage equipment such as ore trains to distribute personnel and supplies and to convey ore from orepass to primary crusher or skip
- Maintain supply storage areas and maintain equipment and supplies such as explosives, drill bits, fire extinguishers, lamps and batteries
- Perform routine maintenance of machinery.
Outlook & Prospects for Underground Mine Service and Support Workers in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Pederson Transport has ceased operations in Claresholm, resulting in job loss for approximately 12 employees. Tranforce Inc., the parent company, has closed the local office and terminal, and relocated the operations to Calgary.
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Shell Canada has received approval from the Energy Resources Conservation Board to construct two pipelines and a gas well battery in the Beaver Mines area
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- ArborCare Tree Services, of Calgary, has been awarded a $1.2M contract for tree trimming by the City of Lethbridge
- Pteragen Canada Inc. has received regulatory approval for a $200M wind farm near Seven Persons
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- Dawson Wallace Construction Ltd. will be managing the $26M addition to the Lethbridge Police station. Construction is slated to begin in 2013 and be complete by 2015.
- The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education is cutting 10 teaching positions in 2013-14 due to budget constraints and declining student enrolment
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