Loading Shovel Oiler

Lubricate diesel or electric loading shovels at strip mines or quarries.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Loading Shovel Oilers do?

Lubricates diesel or electric loading shovel at strip mine or quarry: Oils and greases bearings, cables, gears, and other friction areas, using grease gun and oilcan. Assists in routine maintenance and repair of machine. May shovel dirt and coal to keep bench clear. May keep power cable clear of treads as shovel moves into position. May guide trucks into loading position, using hand or voice signals.

Should I be a Loading Shovel Oiler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Shovel Oiler

    How to become a Loading Shovel Oiler

    Most Loading Shovel Oilers 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:9facaa&chl=no+college+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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