Channeling Machine Runner

Operate electrically powered machines to cut the channels in quarry stones.
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Salary Range
$28,000 – $59,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Channeling Machine Runners do?

Operates track-mounted steam or electrically powered machine to cut channels in quarry stone to facilitate separating stone blocks from mass: Lays track for machine along line at which stone is to be split. Moves levers to start machine moving across face of stone, and to control vertical reciprocating drills which cut shallow channel by shattering action applied to surface of stone. Lubricates machine and replaces dulled bits and worn or damaged parts. May operate portable channeling equipment.


Should I be a Channeling Machine Runner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Channeler Runner, Plane Runner

    How to Become a
    Channeling Machine Runner

    Most Channeling Machine Runners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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