Briquetter Operator

Tend machines that form ore mixtures or chemical compounds into briquettes.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Briquetter Operators do?

Tends machine that automatically forms ore mixture or chemical compounds into briquettes: Shovels mix into feed hopper and pokes out feed chutes, using rod, to prevent jamming of material as it flows to briquetting rollers and to rotary drier. Turns valves to maintain vacuum pressure in drier within specified limits. Pushes down sealing ring to prevent loss of vacuum and transfers briquettes to drums for shipment or storage. Weighs drums, using platform scale, to facilitate compilation of shipping data. Monitors potentiometer on drier and reports unusual fluctuations to maintenance or supervisory personnel. Examines drier feedlines for condition, to detect potential air leaks and loss of vacuum.

Should I be a Briquetter Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to become a Briquetter Operator

    Most Briquetter 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:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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