Cutter-Operator Helper

Undercut coals, salts, or nonmetallic ores in underground mines.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cutter-Operator Helpers do?

Undercuts coal, salt, or nonmetallic ore in underground mine to assist CUTTER OPERATOR: Shovels loose material to clear working area for machine. Observes movement of machine to prevent damage to electric power cable. Braces machine from rear, using pole or bar as lever, to prevent sideways sliding of machine due to pressure on cutter bar. Lubricates cutter bar and performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.

Should I be a Cutter-Operator Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Cutter Operator Helper

    How to become a Cutter-Operator Helper

    Most Cutter-Operator Helpers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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