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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $53,520.00
Average Time to Fill 46 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Up to and including 1 month
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 105
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -1.02 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Resource Allocation
Information Gathering
Oral Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Operate lifting equipment such as hoists, winches, or hydraulic booms
Operate material or personnel moving, lifting, loading, or unloading equipment
Operate conveyors or other industrial material moving equipment
Operate heavy construction equipment
Operate power or hand tools in construction, extraction, or mining environments
Operate mining equipment or machinery

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Repair construction machinery or equipment
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Maintain material moving equipment in good working condition
Clean mining tools, equipment, or machinery

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Calculate dimensions or specifications of workpieces, products, or equipment
Perform extraction or mining related measurements
Estimate construction, extraction, or mining project material requirements
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects

Handling and Moving Objects

Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Adjust construction equipment or machinery
Don/Doff construction, extraction, or mining related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Position material handling equipment

Performing General Physical Activities

Clean work sites
Remove debris or damaged materials
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Stack containers, materials, or products
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

Communicate with others to coordinate vehicle movement
Signal others to coordinate vehicle movement
Confer with manufacturing personnel

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