Underground mine service and support workers (NOC 8411)

Note: The codes in brackets and under the Aptitudes heading are for career development specialists. Under the Interests heading, the code is in upper or lower case letters depending on the degree of importance.

Interests

Objective (O)

Objective persons enjoy working with tools, equipment, instruments and machinery. They like to repair and/or fabricate things from various materials according to specifications and using established techniques. Objective persons are interested in finding out how things operate and how they are built.

Methodical (M)

Methodical persons like to have clear rules and organized methods to guide their activities. They prefer working under the direction or supervision of others according to given instructions, or to be guided by established policies and procedures. Methodical persons like to work on one thing until it is completed. They enjoy following a set routine and prefer work that is free from the unexpected.

Directive (d)

Directive persons like to take charge and control situations. They like to take responsibility for projects that require planning, decision making and co-ordinating the work of others. They are able to give direction and instructions easily. They enjoy organizing their own activities. They see themselves as independent and self-directing.

Physical activities

Total visual field (V4)

Work activities involve the entire field of vision - Near and far vision (3) - as well as depth perception and peripheral vision.

Not relevant (C0)

Colour discrimination is not relevant in the performance of the work.

Limited (H1)

Hearing is limited to short and/or infrequent verbal interactions in order to perform the work.

Other body positions (B4)

Work activities involve body postures other than, or in addition to, Sitting (1) and Standing and/or walking (2) such as bending, stooping, kneeling and crouching.

Multiple limb co-ordination (L2)

Work activities are carried out by co-ordinating the movements of upper limb(s) simultaneously with lower limb(s).

Heavy (S4)

Work activities involve handling loads more than 20 kg.

Aptitudes

G V N S P Q K F M
3 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 3

Data, people, things

Comparing (D6)

Identifying the obvious functional, structural or compositional characteristics (in terms of similarity with, or difference from, established standards) of data, people and things.*

Serving - Assisting (P7)

Attending to the needs and requests of people or animals or the expressed and implicit wishes of people; helping and supporting other workers in the performance of tasks.

Operating - Manipulating (C4)

Using the body, tools or special devices to operate equipment or move, guide, install and place objects or materials. Requires a significant combination of motor co ordination and manual and finger dexterity. Involves some latitude for judgment with regard to precision and selection of appropriate tool, object or material.

Environmental conditions

Unregulated inside climate (L2)

An inside work environment where the temperature or humidity may be considerably different from normal room conditions. In some groups, the nature of the duties affects the temperature or humidity of the work environment.

Equipment, machinery, tools (H3)

Working near or with equipment, instruments, machinery or power/hand tools that may be a potential source of accident or injury.

Flying particles, falling objects (H6)

Exposure to flying particles and falling objects in the work environment that pose the risk of bodily injury. Flying particles refer to particles such as wood chips, metal particles and rock chips generated by the handling, crushing, grinding, rapid impact or explosion of materials.

Dangerous locations (H8)

Working in locations that are inherently treacherous and are potential sources of injury. Such work locations include construction sites, underground sites, erected support structures and marine environments.

Noise (D1)

Work that produces sufficient noise - constant or intermittent - to cause marked distraction or possible loss of hearing.

Vibration (D2)

Work that produces an oscillating or quivering motion of the body.

Non-toxic dusts (D4)

The presence of non-poisonous airborne particles such as textile dust, flour, sand, sawdust and feathers in the work environment.