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.
Also called: Load Haul Dump Operator (LHD Operator), Loader Operator, Loading Machine Operator, Shuttle Car Operator

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Business
  • management
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time

Personality:

Description: 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

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Facilities management software
  • Maintenance management software
    Operating system software
  • Microsoft Windows

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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