Career Profiles and Employment Projections
- Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators
Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators
What Mine cutting and channeling machine operators Do
Operate machinery such as longwall shears, plows, and cutting machines to cut or channel along the face or seams of coal mines, stone quarries, or other mining surfaces to facilitate blasting, separating, or removing minerals or materials from mines or from the Earth's surface. Includes shale planers.
Mine cutting and channeling machine operator Salaries
- 2014 employment: 7,400
- May 2015 median annual wage: $51,810
Job Outlook for Mine cutting and channeling machine operators
Projected employment change, 2014–24:
- Number of new jobs: -100
- Growth rate: -2 percent (Decline)
How to Become a Mine cutting or channeling machine operator
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.