"The knowledge and skill a face boss must have today is far beyond that required of even a mine foreman in hand-loading days. the care of material, the direction of the working force, the care and maintenance of equipment, the provisions for the safety of the men: all these are problems requiring the best of a boss' efforts. Because of these factors, the maintenance of a constant tonnage today rests almost directly on the section foreman. With this in mind, the following material has been prepared from the viewpoint of the face boss rather than from that of a superintendent or mine manager. In mechanical loading, as in every other endeavor, the production of a successful tonnage results not so much from the efficient manipulation of the loading machine as from the careful planning of all preparatory steps. In the following pages are given the practices that have been proven necessary to the successful management of a section. Most of the procedures are standard in the region but are largely unwritten. In their compilation, the author has endeavored to select those of widest use and of most practical application"--Introduction, page 5-6.
Forbes, Carroll Ralph
Professional Degree in Mining Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
v, 123 pages, 14 plates
© 1939 Kirk V. Cammack, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Coal mines and mining -- Illinois
Coal mines and mining -- Indiana
Supervision of employees
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Link to Catalog Recordhttp://merlin.lib.umsystem.edu/record=b1068742~S5
Cammack, Kirk Vern, "The management of mobile loading units in mines working in number V and VI seams of Illinois and Indiana" (1939). Professional Degree Theses. 121.