Dust Sampler

Tend equipment that measure amount of coal dust suspended in air.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Dust Samplers do?

Tends equipment that measures amount of coal dust suspended in air in underground coal mine: Places sampling devices in predetermined locations in mine at beginning of work shift. Monitors apparatus periodically to ensure that dust suspension remains within safe limits. Removes collected samples at end of shift, records suspension level, and mails sample to central laboratory for analysis. Cleans and maintains equipment daily.


Should I be a Dust Sampler?

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.

  • How to become a Dust Sampler

    Most Dust Samplers 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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