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Mine Shuttle Car Operators

Also called: Coal Hauler Operator, Ram Car Operator, Shuttle Car Operator

What they do:
Operate diesel or electric-powered shuttle car in underground mine to transport materials from working face to mine cars or conveyor.
On the job, you would:
  • Control conveyors that run the entire length of shuttle cars to distribute loads as loading progresses.
  • Drive loaded shuttle cars to ramps and move controls to discharge loads into mine cars or onto conveyors.
  • Clean, fuel, and service equipment, and repair and replace parts as necessary.


Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Safety and Government
  • law and government


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Persistence


You might use software like this on the job:

Facilities management software
  • Mine maintenance software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
Industrial control software
  • Automated systems software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
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