Test and repair ore-crushing and ore-transporting machinery.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Lead Operators do?
Tests and repairs ore-crushing and ore-transporting machinery: Starts machines and equipment, such as feeders, jaw crushers, conveyor belts, and suction dust collectors. Observes machines and equipment in operation for defects and malfunctions. Turns valves to regulate flow of water into cooling system. Breaks up clogged ore, using iron bar or pneumatic hammer. Repairs machines and equipment, using handtools.
Should I be a Lead Operator?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
How to become a Lead Operator
Most Lead Operators have an Associate's degree or a Certificate.
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