Helpers--Extraction Workers

Also called: Driller Helper, Driller's Assistant, Miner Helper

Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
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:
  • Observe and monitor equipment operation during the extraction process to detect any problems.
  • Drive moving equipment to transport materials and parts to excavation sites.
  • Unload materials, devices, and machine parts, using hand tools.
KNOWLEDGE

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

Spatial
  • imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed
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
PERSONALITY

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

You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word
EDUCATION


high school diploma/GED usually needed SEARCH ALL PROGRAMS & MAJORS SEARCH COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
JOB OUTLOOK

New job opportunities are less likely in the future.

Salary:
High: $63,320.00
Median: $45,520.00
Low: $34,970.00
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