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  • 1) Operates self-propelled machine to saw channel along working face of coal, salt, or other nonmetal mine to facilitate blasting: Drives unit into working area on tracks or crawler treads.

  • 2) Starts endless chain equipped with teeth that travel around edge of cutter bar and cut into working face.

  • 3) Moves levers to advance cutter bar into face and across bottom or down side of face to complete horizontal or vertical cut.

  • 4) May adjust and repair machine and replace dull teeth, using wrench and pry bar.

  • 5) May shovel debris from channel to facilitate blasting.

  • 6) May cut entries between rooms and haulageways and be designated Entry-Driver Operator.

  • 7) May cut slots along working face of salt mine deposits and be designated Side-Shearing-Machine Operator.




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DOT:   930.683-014

Job Number: 2643