Hammer-Mill Operator

Tend hammer mills that break slags and slates into fine pieces.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hammer-Mill Operators do?

Tends hammer mill that breaks slags, slate, and similar materials into fine pieces: Starts machine and watches rate of feeding into hopper from conveyor or moves gate lever to allow materials to drop into hopper from chute. Oils and cleans machine.


Should I be a Hammer-Mill Operator?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Hammer Mill Operator, Hydrator

    How to become a Hammer-Mill Operator

    Most Hammer-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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