Tend equipment that plow across face of coal strata in underground mines.
What does a Long Wall Mining Machine Tender do?
Tends equipment that plows across face of coal strata in underground or strip mine: Monitors electronic control panel which activates machine. Observes indicator lights and gauges on control panel to detect machine malfunction. Advances plow blade through coal strata by remote control on electronic or radio signal from TAILER. Listens for unusual sounds that would indicate equipment malfunctions. May assist in routine maintenance or repair of machinery.