Operate dragline


Use large dragline excavators to remove overburden above coal, lignite, and other minerals. Drag a bucket attached to a line over the surface to collect material and remove it.

Alternative labels

operate dragline excavator
using UDD
using walking dragline
dragline excavator operation
operating of dragline
excavating overburden with dragline
use UDD
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excavate overburden with dragline
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overburden excavation with dragline
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operation of dragline excavator
use walking dragline
using universal dig-dump
operating of dragline excavator
excavation of overburden with dragline
use universal dig-dump

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Operate dragline is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Operate dragline is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Surface mine plant operator: Surface mine plant operators control heavy-duty equipment such as excavators and dump trucks, often involving a high level of spatial awareness, to excavate, load and transport ore, raw mineral including sand, stone and clay and overburden at quarries and surface mines.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022