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Mining Roof Bolters

Operate machinery to install roof support bolts in an underground mine.

Quick Facts


$28.69 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  -5.2%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • 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.
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Job Title Examples:

Inby (Roof Bolter)
Roof Bolter Operator
Underground Coal Miner (Roof Bolter)

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