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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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Provide assistance to extraction craft workers, such as earth drillers and derrick operators.
    • 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.
    • Set up and adjust equipment used to excavate geological materials.
    • Organize materials to prepare for use.
    • Repair and maintain automotive and drilling equipment, using hand tools.
    • Collect and examine geological matter, using hand tools and testing devices.
    • Signal workers to start geological material extraction or boring.
    • Clean up work areas and remove debris after extraction activities are complete.
    • Dismantle extracting and boring equipment used for excavation, using hand tools.
    • Clean and prepare sites for excavation or boring.
    • Load materials into well holes or into equipment, using hand tools.
    • Dig trenches.

    Skills

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    Knowledge

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 38260/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 18.39/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 620
    • Yearly Projected Openings 100

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: 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

    Tools

    • Detonators
    • Boring machines
    • Blasting caps
    • Belt conveyors
    • Augers

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Office suite software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Data base user interface and query software

    Tags

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