Projected Growth: Much faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Some Preparation Needed
Your job is to 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.
Common job titles of Extraction Workers include:
Experience and Education
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
96.59% said they needed a High School Diploma.
1.71% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.
Observe and monitor equipment operation during the extraction process to detect any problems.
Set up and adjust equipment used to excavate geological materials.
Clean and prepare sites for excavation or boring.
Organize materials to prepare for use.
Clean up work areas and remove debris after extraction activities are complete.
Unload materials, devices, and machine parts, using hand tools.
Load materials into well holes or into equipment, using hand tools.
Drive moving equipment to transport materials and parts to excavation sites.
Repair and maintain automotive and drilling equipment, using hand tools.
Provide assistance to extraction craft workers, such as earth drillers and derrick operators.
Signal workers to start geological material extraction or boring.
Collect and examine geological matter, using hand tools and testing devices.
Dismantle extracting and boring equipment used for excavation, using hand tools.
Shielded arc welding tools
Rig mud pumps
Remote firing devices
Raise drillsAll Tools
Power rock coring drills
Portable sump pumps
Mud rotary drills
Hydraulic boring machines
High pressure steam cleaners
Four-wheel drive front end loaders
Explosive blasting caps
Drilling mud tanks
Core drill rigs
Compact tracked excavators
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Quality Control Analysis
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.