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Mine Shuttle Car Operators - 53-7111.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Operate diesel or electric-powered shuttle car in underground mine to transport materials from working face to mine cars or conveyor.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Coal Hauler Operator
  • Ram Car Operator
  • Shuttle Car Operator

SOC Occupation Groups

53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
53-7000 Material Moving Workers
53-7110 Mine Shuttle Car Operators
53-7111.00 Mine Shuttle Car Operators

Related Occupations


  • Clean, fuel, and service equipment, and repair and replace parts as necessary.
  • Control conveyors that run the entire length of shuttle cars to distribute loads as loading progresses.
  • Direct other workers to move stakes, place blocks, position anchors or cables, or move materials.
  • Drive loaded shuttle cars to ramps and move controls to discharge loads into mine cars or onto conveyors.
  • Guide and stop cars by switching, applying brakes, or placing scotches, or wooden wedges, between wheels and rails.
  • Maintain records of materials moved.
  • Measure, weigh, or verify levels of rock, gravel, or other excavated material to prevent equipment overloads.
  • Monitor loading processes to ensure that materials are loaded according to specifications.
  • Move mine cars into position for loading and unloading, using pinchbars inserted under car wheels to position cars under loading spouts.
  • Observe hand signals, grade stakes, or other markings when operating machines.
  • Open and close bottom doors of cars to dump contents.
  • Push or ride cars down slopes, or hook cars to cables and control cable drum brakes, to ease cars down inclines.
  • Read written instructions or confer with supervisors about schedules and materials to be moved.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Clean machinery or equipment.
  • Communicate with others to coordinate material handling or movement.
  • Direct material handling or moving activities.
  • Maintain locomotives or other rail equipment in good working condition.
  • Measure product or material dimensions.
  • Monitor loading processes to ensure they are performed properly.
  • Operate conveyors or other industrial material moving equipment.
  • Operate locomotives or other rail vehicles.
  • Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
  • Position material handling equipment.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures.
  • Signal others to coordinate vehicle movement.
  • Verify information or specifications.
  • Weigh materials to ensure compliance with specifications.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Shuttle-Car Operator