Carbon Paste Mixer Operator

Tend machines that mix ground coke, coal, and pitch into carbon paste.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Carbon Paste Mixer Operators do?

Tends machines that mix ground coke, coal, anode butts, and pitch into carbon paste and press paste into anodes or electrodes: Sets automatic scale and steam regulator to specified weight and pressure. Opens hopper valves to load specified amounts of coke, coal, butts, and pitch scales into batch car. Starts equipment and charges mixer with mixing ingredients. Turns valve to admit liquid pitch into mixer. Records charging and discharging time of mixer. Periodically inspects system to verify consistency of carbon paste and dimensions of anodes or electrodes emerging from press. Records data for each batch processed. May lubricate and perform minor repair on machines. May tend machine that grinds material for electrodes [GRINDER, CARBON PLANT]. May tend machines, using panelboard, and be designated Carbon-Paste-Mixer Operator, Panelboard.


Should I be a Carbon Paste Mixer Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Carbon-Paste-Mixer Operator, Panelboard, Mixer Operator, Carbon Paste

    How to Become a
    Carbon Paste Mixer Operator

    Most Carbon Paste Mixer 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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