Ground Mixer

Tend agitators to mix pigments for use in ground coating.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Ground Mixers do?

Tends agitator and auxiliary equipment to mix pigments according to specifications for use in ground coating and coloring on wallpaper: Measures and mixes ingredients in electric agitator to make sizing compounds. Dumps bags of powdered clay into mixing vat, and turns valves to add water. Starts pump to transport specified quantity of sizing compound from drum into mixing vat, and starts agitator. Loosens lumps of clay from sides of vat during mixing process, using paddle. Moves drums of base solution about work area, using handtruck.

Should I be a Ground Mixer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Ground Mixer

    Most Ground Mixers 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:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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