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High School Work Experience
You may be thinking about what you want to do when you finish high school and start down a path to your career, but you may not have thought about where you could actually work. The modern minerals industry is broad-based, multi-disciplinary and requires individuals with vastly different talents and skills. There are mining operations, there are main offices, and there are a numerous related suppliers and service providers.

MineralsEd works with high school career facilitators to find placements within the BC minerals industry for students who are enrolled in Work Experience or career-focussed co-op programs. If you would like to venture into the minerals sector for your work experience, ask your teacher to contact MineralsEd Director, or 604-682-5477.

Here is an abbreviated list of people who work in exploration and mining, including a career you are thinking about:

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Administrator
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Assayer
  • AUTO MECHANIC
  • Biologist
  • Blaster
  • Boilermaker
  • Bucker/Core Splitter
  • Business Analyst
  • Buyer
  • Cable Bolter
  • Cableperson
  • CARPENTER
  • Chemical Technician
  • Chemist
  • Communications and Public
  • Relations Officer
  • Control Room Operator
  • COOK
  • Crusher Controller
  • Cyclone Operator
  • DIESEL ENGINE MECHANIC
  • Diamond Driller
  • Dozer / Grader Operator
  • Draftsperson
  • Driller
  • Electrical Engineer
  • ELECTRICIAN
  • Employee Relations Officer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Technologist
  • Equipment Operator
  • Expediter
  • Filter Operator
  • Financial Analyst
  • Floor Operator
  • GASFITTER
  • Geophysicist
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • GIS Specialist
  • Haulage Truck Operator
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • HEAT/VENT/COOLING MECHANIC
  • HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Hoistperson
  • Human Resources Officer
  • INSTRUMENTATION MECHANIC
  • Janitor
  • Junior Analyst
  • Labourer
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Secretary
  • Librarian
  • Lube Journeyperson
  • MACHINIST
  • Marketing Officer
  • Materials Analyst
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • METAL FABRICATOR
  • Metallurgical Technician
  • Metallurgical Engineer
  • Mill Operator
  • MILL-SERVICES UTILITYPERSON
  • MILLWRIGHT (INDUSTRIAL MECHANIC)
  • Mine Manager
  • Mine Systems Specialist
  • Miner
  • Mineral Process Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Mining Technologist
  • Mobile Crane Operator
  • Network Analyst
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Pebble Crusher Utility Person
  • Pilot
  • PIPEFITTER
  • Plant Analyst
  • PLUMBER
  • Pressure Washer
  • Process System Technician
  • Project Engineer
  • Prospector
  • Protective Services Officer
  • Pump Operator
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Rock Mechanic Engineer
  • Safety & Public Affairs Officer
  • Salesperson
  • Senior Design Draftsperson
  • Shaft Worker
  • Shovel Operator
  • Stock Broker
  • Surveyor
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Support Technician
  • Tax Advisor
  • Technical Supervisor Engineer
  • Technical Support Analyst
  • Timberperson
  • TIRE REPAIRER
  • Tool Crib Attendant
  • Trammer
  • Transportation Analyst
  • Utilityperson
  • Ventilation Technician
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Wash Bay Attendant
  • Water / SewageTreatment Operator