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Shuttle Car Operators
(SOC Code : 53-7111)
in California

Operate diesel or electric-powered shuttle car in underground mine to transport materials from working face to mine cars or conveyor.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Control conveyors that run the entire length of shuttle cars to distribute loads as loading progresses.
Drive loaded shuttle cars to ramps and move controls to discharge loads into mine cars or onto conveyors.
Clean, fuel, and service equipment, and repair and replace parts as necessary.
Move mine cars into position for loading and unloading, using pinchbars inserted under car wheels to position cars under loading spouts.
Guide and stop cars by switching, applying brakes, or placing scotches, or wooden wedges, between wheels and rails.
Push or ride cars down slopes, or hook cars to cables and control cable drum brakes, to ease cars down inclines.
Observe hand signals, grade stakes, or other markings when operating machines.
Open and close bottom doors of cars to dump contents.
Direct other workers to move stakes, place blocks, position anchors or cables, or move materials.
Monitor loading processes to ensure that materials are loaded according to specifications.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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