Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining

Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining

Operate underground loading machine to load coal, ore, or rock into shuttle or mine car or onto conveyors. Loading equipment may include power shovels, hoisting engines equipped with cable-drawn scraper or scoop, or machines equipped with gathering arms and conveyor.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Concern for Others * Dependability * Leadership * Adaptability/Flexibility * Self Control * Initiative * Stress Tolerance * Cooperation * Persistence

Representative Tasks * Pry off loose material from roofs and move it into the paths of machines, using crowbars. * Move trailing electrical cables clear of obstructions, using rubber safety gloves. * Operate levers to move conveyor booms or shovels so that mine contents such as coal, rock, and ore can be placed into cars or onto conveyors.


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Job Family Transportation and Material Moving

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