We surveyed 246 mining machine operators to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Mining machine operators are realistic and investigative

Mining machine operators tend to be predominantly realistic individuals, which means that they often enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project. They also tend to be investigative, which means that they are quite inquisitive and curious people that often like to spend time alone with their thoughts.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a mining machine operator. However, if you are social, this is probably not a good career for you. Unsure of where you fit in? Take the career test now.

Here’s how the Holland codes of the average mining machine operator break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of mining machine operators are social responsibility and openness

Mining machine operators score highly on social responsibility, indicating that they desire fair outcomes and have a general concern for others. They also tend to be high on the measure of openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average mining machine operator: