Bulk Station Operator

Control conveyors and blending equipment to mix materials.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bulk Station Operators do?

Controls conveyors and blending equipment to mix materials according to specification for use in cementing oil and gas wells: Operates electric-powered winch to spot railroad cars over underground hoppers. Breaks seal and opens bottom-dump doors on car with prybar to unload cement and other materials in hopper. Presses button to start conveyor which transfers materials to storage bins. Pulls levers and presses switches to start and stop conveyors and blending equipment and to open and close discharge gates on storage bins. Empties sacks of additive chemicals into blender hoppers to prepare dry cement mixtures, following formulas. Prepares delivery tickets and weighs trucks and materials as loaded. Records quantities of materials received and issued on inventory control records. Estimates materials in bulk storage bins periodically to verify inventory records. Requisitions materials to replenish stocks.

Should I be a Bulk Station Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • How to become a Bulk Station Operator

    Most Bulk Station Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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