Underground production and development miners

National Occupation Code (NOC): 8231

Underground production and development miners drill, blast, operate mining machinery, and perform related duties to extract coal and ore in underground mines and to construct tunnels, passageways and shafts to facilitate mining operations. They are employed by coal, metal and non-metallic mineral underground mines and by specialized contractors in mine construction, shaft sinking and tunnelling.

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Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Miner
  • Bench Blaster - Underground Mining
  • Blast Hole Driller - Underground Mining
  • Blaster - Underground Mining
  • Blockholer - Underground Mining
  • Bolter Operator - Underground Mining
  • Brine Well Tender
  • Chute Blaster
  • Chute Blaster - Underground Mining
  • Coal Miner
  • Continuous Mining Machine Operator
  • Core Driller
  • Core Driller - Underground Mining
  • Core-drill Operator
  • Core-drill Operator - Underground Mining
  • Cutting Machine Operator - Underground Mining
  • Development Miner
  • Diamond Driller - Underground Mining
  • Diamond-drill Operator
  • Diamond-drill Runner - Underground Mining
  • Diamond-point Drill Operator
  • Diesel Loaderman/woman - Underground Mining
  • Downhole Loader - Underground Mining
  • Drift Driller - Underground Mining
  • Drift Miner
  • Driller - Underground Mining
  • Drilling Machine Operator - Underground Mining
  • Faceman/woman - Coal Mine
  • Hang-up Blaster - Underground Mining
  • Hardrock Miner
  • Hardrock Miner Apprentice
  • High-raise Blaster
  • Hoist Operator - Underground Mining
  • Hoistman/woman Underground Mining
  • Hydraulic Coal Monitor Operator
  • In-hole Drill Operator - Underground Mining
  • ITH (in-the-hole) Driller
  • Jack Leg Drill Operator - Underground Mining
  • Jumbo Drill Operator
  • Jumbo Drill Operator - Underground Mining
  • LHD (load-haul-dump) Operator - Underground Mining
  • Load-haul-dump (LHD) Operator - Underground Mining
  • Loading Machine Operator - Underground Mining
  • Long-hole Blaster - Underground Mining
  • Long-hole Driller - Underground Mining
  • Longwall Coal Shearer Operator
  • Miner
  • Mining Machine Operator
  • Mucker - Underground Mining
  • Mucking Machine Operator
  • Mucking Machine Operator - Underground Mining
  • Potash Miner
  • Powderman/woman - Underground Mining
  • Production Driller
  • Production Loader Operator
  • Production Miner
  • Raise Boring Machine Operator - Underground Mining
  • Raise Driller - Underground Mining
  • Raise Miner
  • Raiseman/woman
  • Ring Drill Operator
  • Roadheader Operator
  • Rockbolter
  • Roof Bolter
  • Rotary Raise Driller - Underground Mining
  • Scoop Operator - Underground Mining
  • Scooptram Operator
  • Scooptram Operator - Underground Mining
  • Shaft Driller
  • Shaft Inspector
  • Shaft Miner
  • Shearer Operator - Underground Mining
  • Shearing Machine Operator - Underground Mining
  • Shot Firer
  • Shot Firer - Underground Mining
  • Shotman/woman - Underground Mining
  • Slusher Operator - Underground Mining
  • Soft Rock Miner
  • Stope Driller - Underground Mining
  • Stope Miner
  • Undercutter Operator - Underground Mining
  • Wagon Drill Operator - Underground Mining
  • Blaster - Underground Mining
  • Chute Blaster - Underground Mining
  • Diamond Driller - Underground Mining
  • Drift Miner
  • Driller - Underground Mining
  • Hardrock Miner Apprentice
  • Hoist Operator - Underground Mining
  • Miner
  • Mining Machine Operator
  • Powderman/woman - Underground Mining
  • Raise Miner
  • Roadheader Operator
  • Scooptram Operator
  • Shaft Inspector

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