Quarry Workers and Related Operatives

Quarry workers erect supports in underground workings, set and detonate explosives to loosen rocks and set up and operate drilling equipment to extract minerals (other than coal) from the ground, and operate machinery to wash, crush or separate stone and ores.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 23,199
£ 32,289
£ 55,282

Available jobs

In the past year there were 4,911 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

    Hard Skills

    Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

    Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

    • Machinery

    • Dozer

    • Housekeeping

    • Warehousing

    • Mowing

    • Environment Health And Safety

    • Manual Handling

    • Forklift Truck

    • Risk Analysis

    • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

    Soft Skills

    Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

    Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

    • Communications

    • Management

    • Operations

    • Customer Service

    • Detail Oriented

    • Leadership

    • Planning

    • First Aid

    • Self-Motivation

    • Loading And Unloading

    How do I get a job like this?

    People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.