What does a Mine Shuttle Car Operator do?

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

Jobs Roles

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