Abrasive stone extraction worker - Salary and Career
Solid mineral extraction workers

Abrasive stone extraction worker - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They survey the deposit's subsoil and take samples of solid minerals, coal and other types of rocks, precious and semi-precious stones from the surface and inside mines, quarries, terra firme, ravines and river beds, through drilling holes. Inspect work fronts for equipment operation. They install dowels and anchor bolts in the ceilings or walls of the gallery (underground mine). They carry out mechanical, hydraulic and manual rock blasting and control the transport and traffic of such products.

How much does an Abrasive stone extraction worker earn

A Abrasive stone extraction worker earns between $1.125 and $3.899 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.884 and a median salary of $1.686 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 8.569 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Abrasive stone extraction worker

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.884 22.604 471 9
1º Quartile 1.125 13.496 281 5
Median Salary 1.686 20.232 422 8
3º Quartile 2.973 35.682 743 14
Higher Salary 3.899 46.787 975 19

Professional job categories

  • Workers in the production of industrial goods and services
    • extractive industry and construction workers
      • mineral extraction workers
        • solid mineral extraction workers

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Main workplaces

Solid mineral extraction workers most workers are registered employees and work under permanent supervision, in places with great heights and underground, exposed to environmental agents (sun, rain, humidity and wind) and those caused by explosives in mines (dust, , toxic materials and noise...). A basic condition for joining this occupational family is one year's experience in monitored activities, in the case of the detonator occupation, the required experience is three to four years. They always work in field, research, laboratory, maintenance, operation and detonation teams.

What does it take to work in the field of Solid mineral extraction workers

The level of education required for workers in this occupational family is between the fifth and eighth grades of elementary school. The activities carried out cover the following branches: extraction of mineral coal, extraction of metallic minerals and extraction of other minerals.

Functions and activities of Abrasive stone extraction worker

Solid mineral extraction workers must:

  • research subsoil of the reservoir;
  • perform hydraulic dismantle;
  • sampling minerals;
  • transport minerals;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • survey subsoil of the reservoir;
  • perform mechanical dismount;
  • organize extraction site;
  • organize a location for extraction;
  • perform hydraulic disassembly;
  • perform mechanical dismantling;
  • dismantling rocks with explosives;
  • sample minerals;
  • arrange extraction site;
  • dismantle rocks with explosives;
  • manual dismantle;
  • do manual dismount;
  • arrange extraction location;
  • perform hydraulic dismantling;
  • organize location for extraction;
  • survey the subsoil of the reservoir;
  • do manual dismantle;

  • Activities

    • perform hydraulic disassembly;
    • identify types of explosives;
    • signal service fronts;
    • install pressure pump;
    • drilling holes;
    • separate disassembled materials;
    • collect sample;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • remove unexploded explosives;
    • select instruments and hand tools;
    • load ore or waste;
    • spray samples;
    • define area to be mined;
    • unload ore or waste;
    • quarter samples;
    • add the core in the appropriate container;
    • forward the samples for analysis;
    • drilling holes;
    • check for detonation failures;
    • remove moisture from samples;
    • operate equipment (trucks, trolleys and conveyor belts);
    • identify blasting area;
    • demonstrate responsibility;
    • package explosives and accessories according to specific legislation;
    • check perforated mesh;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • dismount rock with mechanical effort;
    • identify faults in rocks;
    • inspect sampling equipment;
    • identify samples;
    • carry out loading and transport of materials;
    • demonstrate ethics;
    • mount pipes and monitors;
    • evaluate traffic conditions;
    • identify testimony;
    • mark hole mesh;
    • forward testimony for analysis;
    • drill rock;
    • perform the movement and loading of trucks or trolleys;
    • detonate explosives;
    • demonstrate communicability;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • install ventilation and hydraulic ducts (underground mine);
    • select equipment according to the rock;
    • work in accordance with safety, occupational health and environment standards;
    • set up drilling equipment;
    • load holes with explosives;
    • collect the drill core;
    • demonstrate self-criticism;
    • demonstrate physical stamina;
    • perform visual inspection of explosives, accessories and surroundings;
    • control stock of explosives and accessories;
    • homogenize collected samples;
    • dismount rocks using hand tools;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • transporting explosive loads to work fronts according to specific legislation;
    • isolate blast safe area;
    • define drill mesh;
    • work as a team;
    • clean workspace;
    • install pegs and anchors in gallery ceilings or walls (underground mine);
    • preserve cleanliness, isolation and signage in the storeroom area;
    • rawl the area for cleaning;
    • promote the removal of blast gases (underground mine);
    • conduct material for processing;
    • perform visual inspection of the equipment;
    • remove loose rocks;
    • record sample data;
    • demonstrate motor coordination;
    • destroy unexploded explosives;
    • distribute electrical cables on the operating fronts;
    • archive samples for retest;
    • connect the explosive charge of the holes;
    • demonstrate a sense of direction;
    • inspect the work fronts for equipment operation;
    • demonstrate resistance to pressure;
    • demonstrate visual and auditory acuity;
    • return the surplus explosives to the magazine;
    • control transport and traffic;
    • demonstrate discipline;
    • save testimony;
    • distinguish material to be transported;

    Sectors that hire Abrasive stone extraction worker the most in the job market

    • precious metal ore extraction
    • iron ore mining
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • granite extraction and associated processing
    • building highways and railways
    • copper, lead, zinc ore mining
    • coal extraction
    • manufacture of heavy boiler works
    • earthworks
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