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Mine Roof Bolter

Company: Morton Salt
Location: New Iberia
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Normally drill holes in roof and walls, using a set pattern and installs roof bolts. - May use hands or roof drill to put bolt in place and tighten to a given torque, using drill machine.
Keeps a record of bolts installed and makes a daily written report. - Has a good knowledge of roof and wall controls and makes inspection of areas of the mine, recommending corrective measures.
Makes minor repairs on equipment and may help mechanics with other repairs. - Greases and oils machinery. - Keeps area clean and does other work as directed.
Must be able to read and write well enough to make necessary reports.
Essential Job Function
Pre-shifts machines, checks proper fluid levels. - May assist in equipment repair. - Requires employee to bend, twist, and stoop and climb short access ladder to equipment.
Operates the roof bolting machine to install roof bolts in the roof or rib. - He assembles the components (expansion shell, bolt body, water and plate) and places into the turret (#3) or lifts onto the machine (#2). - He changes the bits on the drill steel. - After he drills the hole the bolt is inserted into the hole (by hand on #2) then tightened. - The torque is checked by hand with a torque wrench. - Requires to twist and lift. - Lifting would be limited to a maximum of 65 pounds.
Requires some lifting, the bolt assemblies to the turret on #3 and the bolt assemblies to the deck then individually into the hole on #2. - The drill steel and wrench on #2 must also be lifted. - This also requires some twisting. - Lifting would be limited to a maximum of 65 pounds.
Must have good eye/hand coordination to peroperly manipulate the respective control levers to line up holes and insert the bolt assembly.
Must be able to work both alone and in a group environment.
The employee may be required to perofrm light scaling to assure the roof plate is tight. - Lifting would be limited to a maximum of 65 pounds.
Must be able to work additional hours and shifts as required.
Completes a daily written report indicating the number of bolts used and the torque of bolts.
Work environment is the underground mine exposed to dust, dirt, fumes from blasting and equipment, temperatures, and equipment vibration due to uneven and sloping floors.

Under the general supervision of the General Mine Supervisor and the direct supervision of the Mine Production Foreman, drills holes in roof or wall and installs roofbolts.

Job Requirements:
Normally requires over 1 to 3 months experience and training to qualify.

Keywords: Morton Salt, Lafayette , Mine Roof Bolter, Other , New Iberia, Louisiana

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