Roof Bolters, Mining
Also called: Bolter, Roof Bolter, Roof Bolter Operator, Underground 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.
- Pull down loose rock that cannot be supported.
- Position bolting machines, and insert drill bits into chucks.
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