Mine Cutting Machine Operators
Skills & Knowledge
Most Important Skills for Mine Cutting Machine Operators
- Monitoring Equipment—Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Coordinating with Others—Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Operating Equipment—Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Monitoring Performance—Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Controlling Quality—Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Solving Complex Problems—Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Maintaining Equipment—Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Making Decisions—Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Repairing—Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
- Choosing Equipment or Tools—Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Most Important Knowledge Areas for Mine Cutting Machine Operators
- Mechanical—Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Transportation—Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
- Law and Government—Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
- Public Safety and Security—Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- 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.
- 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.
- Education and Training—Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Administration and Management—Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- English Language—Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Mathematics—Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Different careers may be a good fit for your personality or interests. This career is:
- Realistic—Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
- Conventional—Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
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Describe Your Skills
People who have worked in this career typically perform the following tasks. These statements can help a prospective employer understand what you can do, on a resume or during an interview.
- Controlling machines and processes.
- Identifying information by categorizing, comparing, or detecting changes in circumstances or events.
- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to find or fix problems.
- Operating vehicles or equipment.
- Monitoring information from a variety of sources to find problems.
- Repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment.
- Handling and moving objects.
- Communicating with supervisors, co-workers, or people that work under you.
The following careers use skills, knowledge, and abilities that are similar to those used for Mine Cutting Machine Operators.
- Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
- Excavating and Loading Machine Operators
- Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators
- Mine Shuttle Car Operators
- Extraction Worker Helpers
- Refractory Materials Repairers
- Hoist and Winch Operators
- Mining Roof Bolters
- Molders, Shapers, and Casters
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