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A Career in Quarrying (JTJS42009)
Jamie is in for a few surprises when he checks out what goes on at both an aggregate and lime quarry. The role of a quarry worker is to remove minerals, rocks and stone from a quarry site, and usually process them further into roading or construction aggregate, industrial or agricultural lime, or into a commercial ingredient for a product (such as paint fillers). The aggregate quarry Jamie visits first extracts some 400 tonnes of rock for roads and buildings every day. Large machinery is used and Jamie can't believe his luck to get behind the wheel of the digger on site. Checking out the lime quarry, Jamie finds out explosives are used to blast thousands of tonnes of rock away and he's the one who's going to press the detonator. The experts are called in to set up the explosives safely and then Jamie blasts away from a safe distance. A great experience and a job that involves lots of teamwork and camaraderie, quarrying has plenty of opportunities available throughout the country and offers the chance to work with new technologies and equipment. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career in Gold Mining (JTJS52010)
It's an exciting prospect to go underground, extract rock and process it until you are left with a solid bar of gold but that's exactly what Caleb Lese from Dunedin will find out all about when he heads to Macraes mine in Otago. Heading underground he learns that the 12 hour shifts begin and end with a blast and that the multi-million dollar subterranean digging machines are one of the main tools used by the mine. While these 'bogger' machines can be used by an operator, they can also be operated remotely when the area being worked on is unsupported. Caleb is keen to see if operating a bogger remotely is as easy as it looks but soon learns it might take a little more training to become proficient! At the processing plant, Caleb finds out more about how the gold is extracted from the sulphur rock and how from the plant processing control room around 95 per cent of the plant can be managed. Then it's off to see if there is any gold at the end of the rainbow and to his surprise, the $800,000 bar of gold he holds is much heavier than he expected! There are a wide range of roles within the gold mining industry and much of the training can be done on the job. For Caleb, it is certainly something to think about for his future. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career in Coal Mining
You need passion and commitment if you want to work in a mine as Craig Glenie finds out when he checks out the life of a miner at one of New Zealand's seven mines. The Huntly East Mine is in the business of coal to the tune of around 40,000 tonnes a month. The physical and environmental challenges of extracting coal can be significant but as Craig discovers, mining is a stable industry offering numerous career opportunities. To find out more about a career in mining go to http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
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