Operate drilling jumbo


Operate a large, mobile mining machine equipped with pneumatic or hydraulic hammers to bore horizontal holes in hard rock to enable blasting. Drilling jumbos are used for mining development.

Alternative labels

drilling jumbo operation
operate horizontal boring machine
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operating horizontal boring machine
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horizontal boring machine operation
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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Operate drilling jumbo is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Operate drilling jumbo is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Driller: Drillers set up and operate drilling rigs and related equipment designed to drill holes for mineral exploration, in shotfiring operations, and for construction purposes.
Underground heavy equipment operator: Underground heavy equipment operators control heavy-duty mining equipment such as cutting and loading equipment to excavate and load ore and raw mineral at underground mines.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022