Mining machine operators control machines that extract coal, ore, stone, and sand from mines or quarries.
In underground mines, cutting machine operators cut a strip under the mineral seam to control where the ore will fall. They use a huge electric chain saw, with a blade from six to 15 feet long, to cut the strip, or kerf.
|Wages||$26.50 per hour on average|
|Outlook||The outlook is Good|
|Education & Training||Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) is common.|
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|Career Pathways||Natural Resources Systems|
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