Air-Table Operator

Tend coal-cleaning tables that blow away coal dust and impurities.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Air-Table Operators do?

Tends pneumatic coal-cleaning table that blows coal dust, sulfur, and other impurities from coal as it passes through preparation plant: Starts machine and adjusts valve to regulate air pressure. Observes coal as it passes over cleaning table and removes oversized lumps, rocks, or foreign matter. Adjusts and lubricates mechanical parts of machine, using handtools, grease gun, and oilcan.


Should I be an Air-Table Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Agitator, Agitator Operator, Air Table Operator

    How to become an Air-Table Operator

    Most Air-Table Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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