Hot Metal Mixer Operator

Operate machines to mix various charges of molten metal.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hot Metal Mixer Operators do?

Operates machine to mix various charges of molten metal and maintain metal at specified temperature for use in converters and furnaces: Moves controls to raise lid of mixer and signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR 921.663-010 to pour metal from transfer ladle into mixer. Turns controls to adjust fuel and air mixture to mixer burners to maintain specified temperature in mixer, and to rotate arm that mixes molten metal. Signals OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR to position ladle for receiving molten metal from mixer for delivery to converters or furnaces. Moves controls to tilt mixer and fill ladle. Inserts long-handled spoon in ladle to obtain sample of molten metal and pours sample into mold for laboratory analysis. Repairs mixer lining, using refractory materials and handtools.

Should I be a Hot Metal Mixer Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Metal-Spray Operator, Mixer Operator, Hot Metal

    How to become a Hot Metal Mixer Operator

    Hot Metal Mixer Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Hot Metal Mixer Operator-related education!
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