Cone Operator

Tend cones to separate slates and rocks from coals.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cone Operators do?

Tends cone to separate slate and rock from coal: Presses buttons to start conveyor and regulate flow of material into top of cone. Turns valve to regulate flow of water into bottom of cone and maintain specified pressure to carry coal off with overflow while rock and slate fall to bottom. Pulls lever to open slate gate at bottom and draw off impurities.

Should I be a Cone Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

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    How to become a Cone Operator

    Most Cone 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: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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