Coal Trimmer

Position barges to be loaded with coal under coal tipple.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$25,000 – $67,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Coal Trimmers do?

Positions barges to be loaded with coal under coal tipple, using electric winch or hand ropes. May spread coal evenly with shovel in holds of ships.

Should I be a Coal Trimmer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Cage Tender, Coal Handler, Ore Trimmer

    How to become a Coal Trimmer

    Most Coal Trimmers 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:9daaaa&chl=no+college+%2868%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,68,68
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