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Underground Mining Loading Machine Operators

Operate machines underground to load coal, ore, or rock onto conveyors.

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National Data
$25.51 / hour    Read more about wages


National Data
Growth rate:  -2%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Inspect locomotives or other railroad equipment.
  • Maintain material moving equipment in good working condition.
  • Operate conveyors or other industrial material moving equipment.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
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