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  • 1) Operates equipment to shear coal from long-wall face in mine: Moves levers to control movement of equipment and to adjust speed and height of cut into coal face during initial pass and during subsequent clean-up passes.

  • 2) Signals other crewmembers to communicate need to adjust speed of equipment to rate of installation of roof supports and to adjust speed of conveyor to volume of coal needing removal.

  • 3) Listens for unusual sounds that indicate equipment malfunctions.

  • 4) Assists in routine lubrication and maintenance of equipment.




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Job Number: 6046