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Occupation Profile for Mine Cutting and 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.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$39,990.00 Median Annual Wage 0 Average Job Openings Per Year
4.5 Average Unemployment Percentage 70.5 Percentage That Completed High School
8,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 26.6 Percentage That Had Some College
8,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 0.0 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Bore Miner Operator
Channel Machine Operator
Channeler Runner
Channeling Machine Runner
Clay Miner
Clay Miner, Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine
Coal Cutter
Coal Miner
Coal Miner, Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine
Company Miner, Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine
Continuous Miner Operator (CMO)
Copper Miner, Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine
Cutter
Cutter Operator
Dozer Operator
Driller, Machine
Drilling Machine Operator
Flame Channeler
Heavy Machinery Operator
Long Wall Mining Machine Tender
Long Wall Shear Operator
Longwall Foreman
Longwall Shearer Operator
Machine Cutter
Miner Operator
Plane Runner
Plane Tender
Remote Continuous Mining Machine Operator
Shale Miner
Shale Planer Operator
Shear Operator
Shearer Operator
Under Cutter
Underground Heavy Equipment Operator
Underground Miner

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Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Supplemental — Charge and set off explosives in blasting holes.
  • Supplemental — Move planer levers to control and adjust the movement of equipment, the speed, height, and depth of cuts, and to rotate swivel cutting booms.
  • Supplemental — Signal truck drivers to position their vehicles for receiving shale from planer hoppers.
  • Supplemental — Cut slots along working faces of coal, salt, or other non-metal deposits in order to facilitate blasting, by moving levers to start the machine and to control the vertical reciprocating drills.
  • Supplemental — Monitor movement of shale along conveyors from hoppers to trucks or railcars.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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