Grinding Mill Operator

Operate panelboards to control machineries and equipment.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Grinding Mill Operators do?

Operates panelboard to control machinery and equipment, such as conveyor belts, vibrating feeders, rod and ball mills, centrifugal separators, distributors, magnetic separators, and pumps, to grind ore and scrap metal and to separate iron particles from gangue: Sets and adjusts automatic controls on panel to regulate feed flow of conveyors, flow of lubricant to rod and ball mill bearings, and flow of water to mills and separators. Starts grinding and separating machinery and equipment. Observes lights, dials, and gauges, and turns levers or pushes buttons on panel to adjust operating conditions, such as temperature of mill bearings, amount of electric current flowing through mill drive motors, and rate of ore and scrap metal flowing from feeder conveyors. Records number of machinery breakdowns and repairs, number of rods and balls charged into mills, and amount of ore and scrap metal processed. May pass hand magnet over sludge to determine extent of separation of iron particles from gangue by magnetic separators.


Should I be a Grinding Mill Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Spice-Grinding-Mill Operator

    How to become a Grinding Mill Operator

    Most Grinding 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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