1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Mining Support Worker
      Mineral Ore Processing Labourer

Performs routine tasks in mining and mineral ore treating operations, usually working under close supervision.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • assists in the operation of mining equipment such as continuous mining machines or mineral ore processing plants
  • assembles and dismantles mining equipment
  • loads, unloads, stacks and stores tools and materials
  • maintains drainage, fluids pumping, conveyor belt or other auxiliary systems
  • takes ore, rock and dust samples
  • removes dangerous projections from mine workings
  • mixes ore-treating chemicals and catalysts
  • adds steel balls and rods to ball and rod machines in mineral ore processing plants
  • loads chemicals into concentrators in mineral ore processing plants
  • cleans, washes and maintains equipment

Pit Crew Support Worker
Wash Plant Attendant

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