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Roof Bolters, Mining - 47-5061.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Operate machinery to install roof support bolts in underground mine.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Bolt Machine Operator
  • Bolt Man
  • Inby (Roof Bolter)
  • Roof Bolter
  • Roof Bolter Operator
  • Underground Coal Miner (Roof Bolter)
  • Underground Roof Bolter

SOC Occupation Groups

47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations
47-5000 Extraction Workers
47-5060 Roof Bolters, Mining
47-5061.00 Roof Bolters, Mining

Related Occupations


  • 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.
  • Install truss bolts traversing entire ceiling spans.
  • Position bolting machines, and insert drill bits into chucks.
  • Position safety jacks to support underground mine roofs until bolts can be installed.
  • Remove drill bits from chucks after drilling holes and insert bolts into chucks.
  • Rotate chucks to turn bolts and open expansion heads against rock formations.
  • Test bolts for specified tension, using torque wrenches.
  • Tighten ends of anchored truss bolts, using turnbuckles.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
  • Drill holes in earth or rock.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure proper installation.
  • Install equipment attachments or components.
  • Install metal structural components.
  • Install safety or support equipment.
  • Position construction or extraction equipment.
  • Position safety or support equipment.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Roof Bolter