Carbon Plant Grinder

Tend machines that grind and blend coke according to specifications.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Carbon Plant Grinders do?

Tends machine that grinds and blends coke according to specifications: Sets mill gauge to specified fineness of grind. Starts conveyors and screening and grinding equipment. Moves gate levers to regulate flow of raw coke into machine, and processed coke to mixer or packing-material hopper. Turns valve to regulate moisture content of material. Opens gauge valves to fill buckets under hopper spouts, attaches crane cable to buckets, and signals RIGGER to remove them. Weighs materials at specified intervals, using platform scales, and records data. Observes operation to ensure continuity of flow and to detect malfunctioning. May tend machine that mixes materials for electrodes [MIXER OPERATOR, CARBON PASTE].

Should I be a Carbon Plant Grinder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Carbon Grinder, Grinder, Carbon Plant

    How to become a Carbon Plant Grinder

    Most Carbon Plant Grinders 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:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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