Iron Mining Association

Careers in mining-more than you'd expect

Iron mining jobs in the past were known to be physical, difficult, and often dangerous careers to pursue. We respect and celebrate the valiant work our parents and grandparents performed to assure war efforts and the uses of steel of everyday people were met.

Today's highly technical careers in iron mining, while still demanding, require greater skills in problem-solving, math, science and computer application.


Management, Business and Financial Occupations
Financial and Investment Analysts
Professional and Scientific Occupations
Financial Auditor
Financial Analyst
Operations Specialties Manager
Top Executive
Chemical Engineer
Computer Programmer
Computer systems Analyst
Drafting Technologist
Electrical Engineer
Electronic Service Technician
Environmental Scientist
Environmental Technician
Geological Engineer
Geological Technician
Geophysical Technician
Geological & Mineral Technologists and Technicians
Mechanical Engineer
Metallurgical Control Analyst
Metallurgical Engineer
Mining Engineer
Process Engineer
Quality Control Engineer
Office, Administrative and Support Occupations
Administrative Clerks
Graphic Designer
Human Resource Manager
Mailroom/Courier Service
Payroll Clerk
Purchasing Agents and Officer
Sales, Marketing and Advertising Manager
Specialist in Human Resource
Public Relations Professional
Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters
Construction and Extraction Occupations Installation, Maintenance and Repair Occupations
Borer Operator
Construction Equipment Operator
Diamond Driller
Explosives Handlers and Packer
Extraction Worker
First-Line Supervisor/Manager of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operator
Mine Safety Inspector
Mining Machine Operator
Rock Splitter
Roof Bolter
Stationary Engineer
Construction Millwright
Industrial Mechanic
Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanic
Machinist or Machining and Tooling Inspector
Maintenance Analyst or Maintenance Worker
Technical Occupation in Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Manager of Mechanics, Installers and Repairers
Trades Helper and Labourer
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations Production Occupations
Bulldozer Operator
Conveyor Operator
Excavator Operator
Freight, Stock, and Material Mover
Hand Shuttle Car Operator
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operator
Loading Machine Operator
Truck Driver
Mill Operator
Managers of Production and Operating Worker
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setter, Operator or Tender
Plant and System Operator
Production Worker
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating and Still Machine Setter, Operator or Tender
Health and Safety Occupations Other
Health and Safety Training Supervisor
Health and Safety Worker
Nursing Supervisor
Registered Nurse
Security Guard