Roof Bolters, Mining
Also called: Roof Bolter, Roof Bolter Operator, Inby (Roof Bolter), Underground Coal Miner (Roof Bolter)
What they do:Operate machinery to install roof support bolts in underground mine.
On the job, you would:
- Drill bolt holes into roofs at specified distances from ribs or adjacent bolts.
- Force bolts into holes, using hydraulic mechanisms of self-propelled bolting machines.
- Remove drill bits from chucks after drilling holes and insert bolts into chucks.
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