Shale Planer Operator Helper

Cut and move shale from open pits.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Shale Planer Operator Helpers do?

Cuts and moves shale from open pit, performing any combination of following laboring tasks to assist SHALE PLANER OPERATOR: Shovels loose shale from travel area of planer. Signals truck driver to position vehicle for receiving shale from planer hopper. Monitors movement of shale along conveyor leading from hopper to truck or railcar. Frees jams in planer hopper, using metal pinch bar. Assists in laying tracks and bed supports for planer, using pick, shovel, sledgehammer, and other handtools.

Should I be a Shale Planer Operator Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Continuous Miner Operator Helper, Joy Operator Helper, Seismograph-Operator Helper, Shot Core Drill Operator Helper

    How to Become a
    Shale Planer Operator Helper

    Most Shale Planer Operator Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaiaa&chl=no+college+%2877%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29||bachelor%27s+%2811%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,77,77
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