The jobs available at the mines range from that of an excavator operator to that of an electrician. All of these mine jobs requires one to either relocate at the mine site, which are usually at very remote areas or go for a fly-in fly-out culture, if the mining companies permit. Excavator operators, bulldozer operators, grader operators, scraper operators, field assistants, underground miners, and truck drivers are just some of the jobs available at mines.
An excavator operator is primarily responsible for the safe and efficient operation of excavators that are used to dig, move and load Earth, rock or other materials. The primary job functions of a bulldozer operator are the safe and efficient operation of bulldozers. Bulldozers use blade and other attachments to gouge out and move rock, Earth and other materials. Grader operators safely operate graders that are used to spread and level Earth materials on mine site. Scrapers pick up, haul, deposit and level Earth materials on mining sites. Scraper operators are required by mines for the safe operation of a scraper. Excavators, bulldozers, graders and scrapers work in tandem at a mine.
Various support functions are provided by the field assistants. They are handyman at the mine sites and may be required to work on drill sites, participate in field geophysical surveys and sample during geochemical surveys.