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Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Job Data

  • Typical education: Post-secondary Training or Associate's

Salary Range

  • New York State: $36,180-$87,170 per year
  • Capital Region: $40,000-$61,150 per year
  • Central New York: $38,950-$69,930 per year
  • Finger Lakes: $36,530-$58,840 per year
  • Hudson Valley: $44,030-$87,170 per year
  • Long Island: $45,600-$83,330 per year
  • Mohawk Valley: $36,180-$53,390 per year
  • New York City:
  • North Country: $36,110-$50,230 per year
  • Southern Tier: $36,720-$61,050 per year
  • Western New York: $34,450-$58,540 per year

Typical Tasks

  1. Hang ventilation tubing and ventilation curtains to ensure that the mining face area is kept properly ventilated.
  2. Conduct methane gas checks to ensure breathing quality of air.
  3. Check the stability of roof and rib support systems before mining face areas.
  4. Operate mining machines to gather coal and convey it to floors or shuttle cars.
  5. Drive machines into position at working faces.