Standard Occupational Classification

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47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators

Operate machinery—such as longwall shears, plows, and cutting machines—to cut or channel along the face or seams of coal mines, stone quarries, or other mining surfaces to facilitate blasting, separating, or removing minerals or materials from mines or from the earth's surface. Include shale planers.

Mining Machine Operators (broad occupation)

Extraction Workers (minor group)

Construction and Extraction Occupations (major group)

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Last Modified Date: October 26, 2009

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