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Scraper Loader Operator

Operate cable-drawn scrapers to load coals, ores, or rocks into mine cars.

What does a Scraper Loader Operator do?

Operates hoisting engine and cable-drawn scraper or scoop, to load coal, ore, or rock into mine cars or onto conveyor in underground mine: Moves hoist into working place on car and sets up on timber foundation. Sets up snatch blocks and eyebolt, and anchors firmly to post or wall. Connects electric power lines and starts hoist. Moves levers to activate cable which drags scraper into face of ore, then drags full scraper to mine car for dumping. Moves hoist from place to place, using mine car. Lubricates, adjusts, and repairs engine and auxiliary equipment.