Mucking-Machine Operator

Operate powered shovels or scraper loaders to hoist earth and rocks.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$25,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mucking-Machine Operators do?

Operates powered shovel or scraper loader to hoist earth and rock, excavated from tunnel headings, onto cars or trucks: Moves levers to control movement of machine on narrow gauge track and to activate buckets or scrapers that scoop up or dig into materials and deposit them into dinkey cars or sweep materials from sides and bottom of tunnel heading and deposit materials on machine mounted conveyor.

Should I be a Mucking-Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Back Hoe Machine Operator, Earth Moving Machine Operator, Mucker Operator, Muck Hauler, Mucking Machine Operator See More

    How to become a Mucking-Machine Operator

    Most Mucking-Machine Operators 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:9taaaa&chl=no+college+%2876%25%29|certificate+%2824%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,76,76
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