Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining (53-7033)

Occupation description:  Operate underground loading machine to load coal, ore, or rock into shuttle or mine car or onto conveyors. Loading equipment may include power shovels, hoisting engines equipped with cable-drawn scraper or scoop, or machines equipped with gathering arms and conveyor.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 4,8004,800 -0.10 6060

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 23.9113.8518.61 25.1528.8532.24

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
41 25.033.3 33.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation0
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 66
Number of job position postings 17
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.9

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Mining Safety and Health Administration

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
Mining Safety and Health

 Degree
Delta Mine Training Center   (Delta Junction)
Health, Safety, and Environmental
Underground Mine Training

 Degree
University of Alaska, Mining and Petroleum Training Service   (Soldotna)
Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 Surface New Miner
Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 Surface Refresher
Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 Underground New Miner
Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 Underground Refresher