Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators
Operate diesel or electric-powered shuttle car in underground mine to transport materials from working face to mine cars or conveyor.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Control conveyors that run the entire length of shuttle cars in order to distribute loads as loading progresses. Drive loaded shuttle cars to ramps, and move controls in order to discharge loads into mine cars or onto conveyors. Clean, fuel, and service equipment, and repair and replace parts as necessary.
License: License not required.
Outlook: poor
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