Stripping Shovel Oiler

Lubricate stripping shovels used to remove overburden at strip mine.

What does a Stripping Shovel Oiler do?

Lubricates stripping shovel used to remove overburden at strip mine or open pit: Observes panel to determine efficiency of automatic lubrication system. Heats dope in dope box and sprays lubricant onto gears and other moving parts. Oils and greases shovel while in operation, using hand grease gun and oilcan. Inspects parts, such as swing pinions, boom pins, hoist gears, brakes, boom cable, and supports to detect wear. Records production, repairs, and downtime. May start driving mechanism of shovel and guide shovel into working position. May operate stripping shovel [STRIPPING-SHOVEL OPERATOR]. May lubricate other mining and quarrying equipment and be designated Dragline Oiler; Walking-Dragline Oiler.