Mine Cutting & Channeling Machine Operators


Operate machinery such as longwall shears, plows, and cutting machines to cut or channel along the face or seams of coal mines, stone quarries, or other mining surfaces to facilitate blasting, separating, or removing minerals or materials from mines or from the Earth's surface. Includes shale planers.
Also called: Coal Miner, Longwall Shearer Operator, Miner Operator, Shear Operator

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • 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
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Hearing and Speech
  • tell the difference between sounds
  • recognize spoken words
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Persistence

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Analysis of Longwall Pillar Stability ALPS
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Analysis of Roof Bolt Systems ARBS
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Industrial control software
  • Joy Mining Machinery JOY FACEBOSS

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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