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Mucking-Machine Operator

Operate powered shovels or scraper loaders to hoist earth and rocks.

What does a Mucking-Machine Operator do?

Operates powered shovel or scraper loader to hoist earth and rock, excavated from tunnel headings, onto cars or trucks: Moves levers to control movement of machine on narrow gauge track and to activate buckets or scrapers that scoop up or dig into materials and deposit them into dinkey cars or sweep materials from sides and bottom of tunnel heading and deposit materials on machine mounted conveyor.