Grinder Mill Operator

Tend ball mills that grind ores.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Grinder Mill Operators do?

Tends ball mill that grinds ore and classifier that separates coarse from fine particles: Turns pump valves and moves conveyor-control levers to feed soda ash, starch, lime, water, ore, and other materials into ball mill to make slurry. Adds chemical reagent to slurry that causes fine particles to float and enables classifier to separate fine from coarse particles and to return coarse ones to mill for regrinding. Obtains sample of slurry in bucket from mill and classifier. Weighs sample and calculates density of mixture or titrates sample to measure alkalinity. May examine ore tactually or observe its color to ascertain size of particles. May set automatic device to regulate amount of ore passing on conveyor belt to ball mill.

Should I be a Grinder Mill Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Gristmill Operator, Liquor Grinder Mill Operator, Regrind Mill Operator

    How to become a Grinder Mill Operator

    Most Grinder Mill 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: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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