Heavy Media Operator

Tend gravity devices that separate coals from refuses.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Heavy Media Operators do?

Tends gravity device that separates coal from refuse: Tests solution in tank for specific gravity, adds pulverized magnetite, and starts oscillating rake to maintain constant density. Opens chute gate to admit coal mixture to tank. Observes coal as it floats over weir onto conveyor. Opens gate to draw off refuse that was raked into discharge chute. Recovers magnetite, drawn off with coal and refuse, from filtering device, using shovel and wheelbarrow.

Should I be a Heavy Media 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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Heavy Media Operator

    Most Heavy Media 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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