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  • 1) Operates track-mounted machine to cut shale from wall face of pit and tends continuous conveyor system used for loading shale in dinkey car or dump truck: Guides and assists crew in resetting planer rails, supports, and blocking from back to front of planer, using jacks, shovel, sledgehammer and pinch bar.

  • 2) Drives machine over rails to pit face.

  • 3) Moves planer levers to control depth of cut and to rotate swivel cutting boom as shale is depleted from area.

  • 4) Presses button to activate conveyor belt and pushes or pulls chain handles to regulate conveyor movement.

  • 5) Lubricates and maintains machine, using handtools, replacement parts, and grease gun.




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DOT:   930.663-010

Job Number: 9233