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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 NewsWeek of Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014
- Medicine Hat School District No. 76 is seeking a private operator to run its Herald School Daycare Program, the fourth and final school-based program to be privatized
- The Government of Alberta is investing in the Backcountry Trail Flood Rehabilitation Program to repair areas damaged in the June 2013 floods in the Crowsnest Pass, including salaries, signage, and bridge building
- Funding from the Government of Alberta will create 184 new spaces at the University of Lethbridge over the next four years, including a new program in Aboriginal Health
- The Medicine Hat Women's Shelter will be hiring additional workers and providing six new emergency beds at the Phoenix Safe House
- Construction will start this spring on a water park in Taber, after Town Council agreed to assume responsibility for ownership and operation of the splash park
- The Municipal District of Taber, the Town of Taber, and Community Futures Chinook, are proposing to jointly fund a full-time Economic Development Officer position for the region
- The City of Medicine Hat has revealed plans for a $30M mixed commercial and residential development consisting of two towers in the downtown core
- The Kainai Corrections Society, in Standoff, is closing its minimum-security facility because of a lack of funding. Probation, court worker, crime prevention services and an elders program will continue, but 12 employees lost their jobs.
- The Village of Duchess is planning to have a new recreation centre in place by the fall of 2014, after a fire destroyed the previous structure in November 2012
- Alberta Health Services is adding 40 beds for residential seniors care in Medicine Hat
- The City of Lethbridge has decided to cease providing curbside tree chipping services, in effect since 1995, and instead direct the material to recycling centres
- Lethbridge City Council is moving ahead with the development of a $55M leisure pool centre and is seeking a general contractor to manage the project
- The HealthWORX Medical Clinic in Medicine Hat is expanding to provide space for two new physicians, an on-site pharmacy and the Lung Wellness Centre
- The Town of Vauxhall has terminated the employment of the Chief Administrative Officer and is currently searching for a replacement. The town council made a decision to take the town in a different direction, necessitating replacement of the employee.
- Construction is expected to start as soon as the ground thaws this spring on a 50-seat restaurant and hotel development in Coleman
- Lambourne Environmental, based in Red Deer, has been awarded a $2.36M contract to dispose of bio-solids from the City of Lethbridge's sewage treatment plant
- The Park Place Shopping Centre, in Lethbridge, will see a new combined Dairy Queen and Orange Julius restaurant opening in April, and a Pandora store is expected in the fall of 2014
- The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and Career Transitions are holding the second annual Opportunity Knocks career fair on April 8, 2014
- Clark Builders has started construction on the Park Place Meadow Ridge Seniors Village, in Medicine Hat, after numerous delays postponed development of the $18.5M facility
- CHS, a U.S. based farmer-owned cooperative, has agreed to purchase Agrium assets in Medicine Hat, Vauxhall, and Bow Island, as part of a larger Canadian acquisition
- The Town of Nanton is seeking a new chief administrative officer following the early release of the current employee, whose contract would have expired in 2016
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