What work activities are done by Continuous Mining Machine Operators?
Based on survey data, Continuous Mining Machine Operators work activities typically include the following:
Controlling Machines and Processes: 87% of the time. Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment: 83% of the time. Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems: 82% of the time. Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material: 80% of the time. Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment: 79% of the time. Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates: 78% of the time. Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Getting Information: 73% of the time. Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Training and Teaching Others: 73% of the time. Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards: 72% of the time. Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings: 72% of the time. Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events: 72% of the time. Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
Handling and Moving Objects: 71% of the time. Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge: 68% of the time. Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment: 66% of the time. Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: 65% of the time. Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Performing General Physical Activities: 64% of the time. Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others: 64% of the time. Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
Developing and Building Teams: 62% of the time. Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Analyzing Data or Information: 62% of the time. Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
Assisting and Caring for Others: 60% of the time. Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: 59% of the time. Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
Thinking Creatively: 58% of the time. Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People: 58% of the time. Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
Processing Information: 57% of the time. Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information: 57% of the time. Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
Developing Objectives and Strategies: 56% of the time. Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
Scheduling Work and Activities: 55% of the time. Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
Coaching and Developing Others: 54% of the time. Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates: 53% of the time. Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others: 53% of the time. Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others: 51% of the time. Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.