1. Skip to content

Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Operate mining machines that rip materials from the mine face and load them onto conveyors.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median

$25.40 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  -5.3%    Read more about outlook


Less than high school is typical for entry. National Data

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Operate mining equipment.
  • Apply new technologies to improve work processes.
  • Determine appropriate locations for operations or installations.
Read more about the job

Job Title Examples:

Coal Miner
Underground Heavy Equipment Operator
Continuous Miner Operator (CMO)

See more job title examples

Read more about our data.