Shuttle Car Operator

Drive diesel or electrically powered shuttle cars in underground mine.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$39,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Shuttle Car Operators do?

Drives diesel or electrically powered shuttle car in underground mine to transport materials from working face to mine cars or to conveyor: Positions shuttle car under discharge conveyor of loading machine, and observes that materials are loaded according to specifications. Maneuvers shuttle car to keep its nose under discharge conveyor. Controls conveyor which runs entire length of shuttle car to apportion load as loading progresses. Drives loaded shuttle car to ramp and moves controls to discharge load into mine car or onto conveyor. May move mine cars into position to be loaded from shuttle car. May charge batteries when operating battery-powered vehicle.

Should I be a Shuttle Car 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.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Buggy Operator, Buggy Runner, Car Dumper, Coal Hauler Operator, Ram Car Operator, Shuttle Buggy Operator See More

    How to become a Shuttle Car Operator

    Most Shuttle Car 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:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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