Continuous Mining Machine Operators

What Mining machine operators Do

Operate self-propelled mining machines that rip coal, metal and nonmetal ores, rock, stone, or sand from the mine face and load it onto conveyors, shuttle cars, or trucks in a continuous operation.

Continuous mining machine operator Salaries

  • 2020 employment: 15,200
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $60,300

Job Outlook for Continuous mining machine operators

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: 900
  • Growth rate: 6 percent (As fast as average)

How to Become a Continuous mining machine operator

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: No formal educational credential
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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