0880 — Mining Engineering Series***
This series covers positions managing, supervising, leading, and/or performing professional engineering and scientific work to explore, remove, and transport raw metals, nonmetallic minerals, and solid fuels from the earth. Mining engineering work involves:
- a variety of mineral substances to include metal ores; nonmetallic minerals; and solid fuels and energy sources;
- working with mining systems, including underground mining; surface mining; solution mining; and placer mining; and
- traditional mining activities, including the heavy construction industry (involving rock excavation and support for highways, tunnels, dams, power stations, and underground chambers) and exploration and development of mineral deposits located under large bodies of water.