Continuous Mining Machine Operators
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Also known as:
Continuous Mining Machine Coal Miner, Continuous Mining Machine Lode Miner, Self-Propelled Mining Machine Operator
|Critical decision making||
|Level of responsibilities||
|Job challenge and pressure to meet deadlines||
|Dealing and handling conflict||
|Competition for this position||
|Communication with others||
|Work closely with team members, clients etc.||
|Comfort of the work setting||
|Exposure to extreme environmental conditions||
|Exposure to job hazards||
Move controls to start and regulate movement of conveyors and to start and position drill cutters or torches.
Conduct methane gas checks to ensure breathing quality of air.
Reposition machines to make additional holes or cuts.
Repair, oil, and adjust machines, and change cutting teeth, using wrenches.
Drive machines into position at working faces.
Hang ventilation tubing and ventilation curtains to ensure that the mining face area is kept properly ventilated.
Operate mining machines to gather coal and convey it to floors or shuttle cars.
Determine locations, boundaries, and depths of holes or channels to be cut.
Observe and listen to equipment operation to detect binding or stoppage of tools or other equipment malfunctions.
Check the stability of roof and rib support systems before mining face areas.
|Controlling Machines and Processes||Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).|
|Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment||Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.|
|Making Decisions and Solving Problems||Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.|
|Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material||Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.|
|Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment||Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.|
|Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates||Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.|
|Getting Information||Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.|
|Training and Teaching Others||Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.|
|Mechanical||Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.|
|Production and Processing||Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.|
|Law and Government||Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.|
|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.|
|English Language||Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.|
|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.|
|Transportation||Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.|
|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.|
|Operation and Control||Controlling operations of equipment or systems.|
|Operation Monitoring||Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.|
|Equipment Maintenance||Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.|
|Critical Thinking||Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.|
|Troubleshooting||Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.|
|Judgment and Decision Making||Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.|
|Repairing||Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.|
|Complex Problem Solving||Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.|