Underground Miners operate machinery and equipment to dig, load and transport ore, rock and other materials in underground mines.
It’s common for Miners to work in rural and remote locations, often living a fly-in/fly-out lifestyle. Mining environments may be cramped, noisy, dusty and dark and you would work in all temperatures.
The work can be physically demanding but as more mining process become automated, underground miners are increasingly working in control rooms where they control and monitor mining machinery.
You can work as an Underground Miner without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in surface extraction operations or underground mining (metalliferous) may be useful.