Mine Shuttle Car Operators
On the Job
Mine Shuttle Car Operators operate shuttle cars in underground mines. They move materials from the mine face to cars or a conveyor system.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Operate conveyors or other industrial material moving equipment.
- Operate locomotives or other rail vehicles.
- Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
- Monitor loading processes to ensure they are performed properly.
- Communicate with others to coordinate material handling or movement.
- Signal others to coordinate vehicle movement.
- Position material handling equipment.
- Maintain locomotives or other rail equipment in good working condition.
- Clean machinery or equipment.
- Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Serious consequences if mistakes are made.
- Working with a group or team.
- A work pace that is determined by the speed of equipment.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Working in an open vehicle or equipment.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
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