Mining Roof Bolters
On the Job
Mining Roof Bolters operate machinery to install bolts that support the roofs of underground mines.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Inspect completed work to ensure proper installation.
- Inspect equipment or tools to be used in construction or excavation.
- Test air quality at work sites.
- Break up rock, asphalt, or concrete.
- Operate mining equipment.
- Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
- Drill holes in earth or rock.
- Install equipment attachments or components.
- Install metal structural components.
- Install safety or support equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in non-environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Serious consequences if mistakes are made.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
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