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Shaft Mechanic

Inspect, repair, and replace mine shaft parts.

What does a Shaft Mechanic do?

Inspects, repairs, and replaces mine shaft parts, such as timbers, cage guides, guardrails, and cable, using handtools. Tightens joints of compressed air, steam, and water pipes in shaft, using pipe wrenches. May build doors and brattices of canvas or wood. May erect partitions of concrete, concrete block, or brick.