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- 1) Operates stripping shovel to remove overburden at strip mine or open pit preparatory to extracting operations: Moves levers and depresses pedals to scoop up blast-loosened dirt and rock from top of coal, ore, or rock seam and to deposit overburden in void left by preceding strip.
- 2) Piles heavy rock at base and lighter materials on top to build permanent spoil pile.
- 3) Signals BULLDOZER OPERATOR I, to scrape scattered rock and dirt into pile within reach of shovel.
- 4) May repair and replace shovel parts, such as gears, bearings, and bucket teeth, using handtools.
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Job Number: 10071