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"Shuttle Car Operator"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Operate diesel or electric-powered shuttle car in underground mine to transport materials from working face to mine cars or conveyor.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Shuttle Car Operator"

1) Control conveyors that run the entire length of shuttle cars in order to distribute loads as loading progresses.

2) Drive loaded shuttle cars to ramps, and move controls in order to discharge loads into mine cars or onto conveyors.

3) Clean, fuel, and service equipment, and repair and replace parts as necessary.

4) Move mine cars into position for loading and unloading, using pinchbars inserted under car wheels to position cars under loading spouts.

5) Guide and stop cars by switching, applying brakes, or placing scotches (wooden wedges) between wheels and rails.

6) Push or ride cars down slopes, or hook cars to cables and control cable drum brakes, in order to ease cars down inclines.

7) Observe hand signals, grade stakes, or other markings when operating machines.

8) Open and close bottom doors of cars in order to dump contents.

9) Direct other workers to move stakes, place blocks, position anchors or cables, or move materials.

 

 

11) Measure, weigh, or verify levels of rock, gravel, or other excavated material in order to prevent equipment overloads.

12) Read written instructions or confer with supervisors about schedules and materials to be moved.


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Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  53-7111.00