Long Wall Mining Machine Tender

Tend equipment that plow across face of coal strata in underground mines.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$28,000 – $59,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Long Wall Mining Machine Tenders do?

Tends equipment that plows across face of coal strata in underground or strip mine: Monitors electronic control panel which activates machine. Observes indicator lights and gauges on control panel to detect machine malfunction. Advances plow blade through coal strata by remote control on electronic or radio signal from TAILER. Listens for unusual sounds that would indicate equipment malfunctions. May assist in routine maintenance or repair of machinery.


Should I be a Long Wall Mining Machine Tender?

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: Plane Tender

    How to Become a
    Long Wall Mining Machine Tender

    Most Long Wall Mining Machine Tenders 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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