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Job Family: Mining
Benchmark Title: Blasters and Explosives Workers
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters place and detonate explosives to demolish structures or
to loosen, remove, or displace earth, rock, or other materials. May perform specialized handling, storage, and
accounting procedures. Include seismograph shooters.
 
Benchmark Title: Continuous Mining Machine Operators
Continuous Mining Machine Operators operate self-propelled mining machines that rip coal, metal and nonmetal ores,
rock, stone, or sand from the face and load it onto conveyors or into shuttle cars in a continuous operation.
 
Benchmark Title: Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction
Derrick operators work on small platforms high on rigs to help run pipe in and out of well holes and operate the
pumps that circulate mud through the pipe.
 
Benchmark Title: Helpers, Extractive Workers
Helpers--Extraction Workers help extraction craft workers, such as earth drillers, blasters and explosives workers,
derrick operators, and mining machine operators, by performing duties of lesser skill. Duties include supplying
equipment or cleaning work area. Excludes apprentice workers.
 
Benchmark Title: Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining
Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining operate underground loading machine to load coal, ore, or rock into
shuttle or mine car or onto conveyors. Loading equipment may include power shovels, hoisting engines equipped with
cable-drawn scraper or scoop, or machines equipped with gathering arms and conveyor.
 
Benchmark Title: Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators
Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators operate machinery--such as longwall shears, plows, and cutting
machines--to cut or channel along the face or seams of coal mines, stone quarries, or other mining surfaces to
facilitate blasting, separating, or removing minerals or materials from mines or from the earth's surface. Include
shale planers.
 
Benchmark Title: Oil Pumpers, Except Wellhead
Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers tend, control, or operate power-driven, stationary, or portable pumps and
manifold systems to transfer gases, oil, other liquids, slurries, or powdered materials to and from various vessels
and processes.
 
Benchmark Title: Rock Splitters, Quarry
Rock Splitters, Quarry separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass
using jackhammer and wedges.
 
Benchmark Title: Roof Bolters
Roof Bolters, Mining operate machinery to install roof support bolts in underground mine.
 
 
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Benchmark Title: Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas set up or operate a variety of drills to remove petroleum products from the
earth and to find and remove core samples for testing during oil and gas exploration.
 
Benchmark Title: Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as
needed.
 
Benchmark Title: Service Unit Operators
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining operate equipment to increase oil flow from producing wells or to
remove stuck pipe, casing, tools, or other obstructions from drilling wells. May also perform similar services in
mining exploration operations. Include fishing-tool technicians.
 
Benchmark Title: Wellhead Pumpers
Wellhead Pumpers operate power pumps and auxiliary equipment to produce flow of oil or gas from wells in oil field.
 
 
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