Classifier Tender

Tend equipment that separate crushed ore into sands and slimes.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Classifier Tenders do?

Tends equipment that separates crushed ore into sands and slimes, preparatory to concentration of metal: Starts equipment, and regulates flow of crushed ore, water, and flotation reagent into classifiers which separate coarse particles by raking mechanism or swirling action of water while fine particles are carried off in overflow. Observes meter indicating alkalinity of slime, and adds lime solution, as necessary. Removes sand to prevent clogging by flushing or pulling lever on classifier to dump it. May lubricate machines. May replace defective parts, using handtools. May be designated according to type of classifier used as Cone-Classifier Tender.

Should I be a Classifier Tender?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cone-Classifier Tender

    How to become a Classifier Tender

    Most Classifier Tenders 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:9gibaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29|associate%27s+%2811%25%29|bachelor%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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