Tunnel Heading Supervisor

Supervise the activities of tunnel construction crews.
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Salary Range
$36,000 – $94,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tunnel Heading Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of tunnel construction crew engaged in sinking shafts, boring tunnels, placing tunnel segments, moving shield forward, and excavating in front of shield: Determines spacing, alignment, and depth of blast holes. Verifies that shoring, bracing, and movement of tunnel shield conform to safety regulations. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.

Should I be a Tunnel Heading Supervisor?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Roustabout, Head, Supervisor, Tunnel Heading, Tunnel-Form-Placing Supervisor

    How to Become a
    Tunnel Heading Supervisor

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