Long Wall Shear Operator

Operate equipment to shear coals from long-wall face in mines.

What does a Long Wall Shear Operator do?

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. 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. Listens for unusual sounds that indicate equipment malfunctions. Assists in routine lubrication and maintenance of equipment.