U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.
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. Includes shale planers.
Illustrative examples: Long Wall Shear Operator,
Clay Mine Cutting Machine Operator,
Bore Miner Operator
Broad Occupation: 47-5040 Mining Machine Operators
Minor Group: 47-5000 Extraction Workers
Major Group: 47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010