Bottomer I

Work at the foot of haulage slopes or planes leading to surface of mines.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bottomer Is do?

Works at foot of haulage slope or plane leading to surface of mine: Engages clips or grips by means of which mine cars are attached to hoisting cable for haulage to surface, working at foot of haulage slope or plane leading to surface of mine. Disengages clips or grips as cars are lowered to landing and moves cars onto track sidings for distribution in mine. Signals HOIST OPERATOR with bell or buzzer to raise cars.

Should I be a Bottomer I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Bottomer II, Cotton Jammer

    How to become a Bottomer I

    Most Bottomer Is have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9adaac&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|||doctorate+%284%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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