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  • 1) Operates locomotives and bulldozers and controls conveyor systems to transport and pile coal for use in boilers of generating plant: Operates locomotive to haul coal car over unloading bins.

  • 2) Pushes lever of car shaker or car turner to empty coal from car into bins.

  • 3) Starts and controls conveyor that transfers coal to and from bins, bunkers, and storage pile.

  • 4) Operates bulldozers and front-end loaders to shape and compact coal storage pile to minimize possibility of spontaneous combustion.

  • 5) Lubricates and adjusts conveyor systems, bulldozers, and other coal-moving equipment.

  • 6) May loosen frozen coal in gondolas, using steam hose or blowtorch.

  • 7) May collect coal samples for laboratory tests.

  • 8) May tend crusher that reduces size of coal.

  • 9) May operate tugboat to move and position barges for unloading.

  • 10) May read meters and record weight of coal in logbook.




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DOT:   921.683-022

Job Number: 2017