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Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Stop gathering arms when cars are full.
    • Drive machines into piles of material blasted from working faces.
    • 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.
    • Advance machines to gather material and convey it into cars.
    • Clean hoppers, and clean spillage from tracks, walks, driveways, and conveyor decking.
    • Signal workers to move loaded cars.
    • Oil, lubricate, and adjust conveyors, crushers, and other equipment, using hand tools and lubricating equipment.
    • Observe and record car numbers, carriers, customers, tonnages, and grades and conditions of material.
    • Notify switching departments to deliver specific types of cars.
    • Inspect boarding and locking of open-top box cars and wedging of side-drop and hopper cars to prevent loss of material in transit.
    • Replace hydraulic hoses, headlight bulbs, and gathering-arm teeth.

    Skills

    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    N/A
    Workplace Documents
    N/A
    Graphic Literacy
    N/A

    Abilities

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    • Depth Perception

      The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.

    Knowledge

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Concern for Others
    • Dependability
    • Leadership
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Self Control

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    • Grease guns
    • Earthmoving shovels
    • Bulk material carriers
    • Belt conveyors

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