Miner operator, shuttle car operator,and laborer (Former Employee) – Brookwood, AL – February 1, 2016
A typical day at my job was interesting,because the conditions changed everyday. You never knew what you were going to run into on the job site.We would go down there and run as much coal as possible in a 10 hour shift.
Some things I learned while working this job are, no matter how long you work here you can always learn something new. I also learned how to operate a lot of heavy equipment in tight places.
In my opinion management did a good job. If there was a problem you could go to them, and they would try to fix the problem in a timely manner.
My co-workers were like family. You would work with the same 10 people every day. We worked 10 hour shifts so you got to know the crew really well. This helped with production, because everybody knew what each other was capable of doing.
The hardest part of my job was hanging miner cable above your head in hooks.
The most enjoyable part of my job was being with my crew. It was also nice to break records on cutting the most coal.
Free insurance, great pay