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Continuous Mining Machine Operators

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

Quick Facts


National Data
$30.30 / hour    Read more about wages


National Data
Growth rate:  5.7%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

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.
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Job Title Examples:

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

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