Work at opposite ends of coal strata.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Tailers do?
Works at opposite end of coal strata assisting LONG-WALL-MINING-MACHINE TENDER to advance plow blade through face of coal in underground or surface mine: Pulls levers to adjust depth of penetration of blade. Signals LONG-WALL-MINING-MACHINE TENDER by electronic buzzer or two-way radio when machine plow blade is properly positioned. Adjusts and makes minor repairs to equipment, using handtools. May assist in positioning jacks, timbers, or roof supports to prevent cave-ins when working underground.
Should I be a Tailer?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
Calm Under Pressure:
You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
Also known as:
How to become a Tailer
Most Tailers 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.
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