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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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $62,630.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Up to and including 1 month
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 86
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -3.04 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Technology and Tool Usage
Following Directions
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Resource Management
Oral Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Don/Doff construction, extraction, or mining related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Align machines or equipment to ensure positioning and levelness for work
Position construction or extraction equipment
Set-up heavy construction equipment
Position material handling equipment
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Position safety or support equipment
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Set-up specialized rigging
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Reassemble production or manufacturing equipment after repair
Connect hoses to equipment or machinery
Assemble equipment or components
Collect samples for analysis or testing
Set-up computer numerical control machines
Install parts, assemblies, or attachments in transportation or material handling equipment
Prepare explosives for detonation
Align equipment or machinery
Adjust measuring or control devices
Adjust mechanical equipment
Bend tubing or conduit
Disassemble manufacturing or industrial equipment for maintenance and repair
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Install electrical fixtures or components
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Set-up welding equipment
Perform basic plumbing
Braze metal parts or components
Weld metal structures
Weld metal parts and components
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Cut construction material
Drill holes in earth or rock for activities such as blasting
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Polish stone or concrete using a surfacing machine
Prepare sites or surfaces for concrete, masonry, or related construction work
Install water or sewer treatment plant equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Cut materials according to specifications or needs
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Assemble mechanical components or machine parts
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Join materials using spot or tack welding
Connect electrical components or equipment
Perform basic carpentry
Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability
Package goods for shipment or storage
Apply grouting or mortar
Mix masonry materials such as mortar, grout, slurry, or concrete
Construct electrical parts or fixtures
Paint structures and objects using spraying equipment
Thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, or water lines
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Maintain mining machinery or equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Clean material moving tools, equipment, or machinery
Clean mining tools, equipment, or machinery
Maintain extraction or excavation equipment
Level machines, equipment, or structures
Align machines, equipment, or structures
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Maintain manufacturing equipment
Maintain work tools or equipment
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Tighten/Loosen nuts, bolts, and fasteners
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Repair construction machinery or equipment
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Repair mining machinery or equipment
Maintain physical building or grounds of property
Complete routine building maintenance
Repair mechanical controls
Repair measuring or control devices
Repair mechanical timing devices
Overhaul industrial or construction machinery or equipment
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Install hydraulic and pneumatic plumbing
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical parts or components
Maintain general production equipment
Maintain rail equipment and vehicles such as locomotives, rail cars, or dinkey engines
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Repair gas, steam, oil, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Repair work tools or equipment
Maintain material moving equipment in good working condition
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Repair finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Repair specialized rigging
Maintain mechanical machinery or implements

Performing General Physical Activities

Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Install safety or support equipment
Prepare work environment to assure proper ventilation and personal protection
Carry equipment, luggage, or cases
Stack containers, materials, or products
Load shipments, belongings, or materials
Load/Unload passenger luggage or cargo
Build masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Install glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces
Install sheet metal assemblies in supportive framework
Install storm, sanitation, or water piping systems above and below ground
Install prefabricated building components
Install wooden structural components such as sub flooring, rough framing, or partitions
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install siding or sheeting materials
Install drywall, plasterboard, or wallboard
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Install shock-absorbing or acoustical paneling or tiles on wall or ceiling
Move heavy objects in transportation or shipping environments
Move heavy objects in installation, maintenance, or repair work
Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Remodel residential or commercial structures
Perform concrete fabrication
Load/Unload materials or equipment
Repair sheet metal products
Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed
Load/Unload materials used in construction or extraction
Identify production related safety procedures
Operate jackhammer in accordance with safety regulations
Remove debris or damaged materials
Clean work areas
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work
Attach moisture barrier sheeting over construction surfaces

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