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Continuous Mining Machine Operators
District Of Columbia

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Operate self-propelled mining machines that rip coal, metal and nonmetal ores, rock, stone, or sand from the mine face and load it onto conveyors or into shuttle cars in a continuous operation.

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Operate mining machines to gather coal and convey it to floors or shuttle cars.
  • Determine locations, boundaries, and depths of holes or channels to be cut.
  • Reposition machines to make additional holes or cuts.
  • Drive machines into position at working faces.
  • Move controls to start and regulate movement of conveyors and to start and position drill cutters or torches.
  • Observe and listen to equipment operation to detect binding or stoppage of tools or other equipment malfunctions.
  • Move levers to raise and lower hydraulic safety bars supporting roofs above machines until other workers complete framing.
  • Repair, oil, and adjust machines, and change cutting teeth, using wrenches.
  • Install casings to prevent cave-ins.
  • Guide and assist crews laying track and resetting supports and blocking.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Boom bolters
  • Bulk material carriers
  • Continuous mining equipment
  • Screwdrivers
  • Track bulldozers

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