Safety-Lamp Keeper

Repair and issue lamps used underground by miners.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $62,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Safety-Lamp Keepers do?

Repairs and issues electric lamps and safety lamps used underground by miners: Cleans lamps and batteries, using rags and steel wool. Inspects lamps and replaces defective or worn parts, such as cables, bulbs, wicks, and batteries. Tests batteries to determine strength, using testing device. Inserts batteries into electric charger to restore charge. Fills battery cells with chemicals and distilled water, and fills safety lamp reservoirs with fuel. Keeps record of lamps issued to mine personnel.

Should I be a Safety-Lamp Keeper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Ordnance Keeper, Safety Lamp Keeper

    How to become a Safety-Lamp Keeper

    Safety-Lamp Keepers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Safety-Lamp Keeper-related education!
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