Mica Plate Layer

Tend machines that form plates of built-up mica.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mica Plate Layers do?

Tends machine that forms plates of built-up mica: Turns knob on control panel to set oven temperatures according to specifications. Dumps mica splittings into machine hopper and fills supply tanks with binding solution. Starts machine that distributes mica splittings on conveyor, sprays splittings with binding solution, and dries continuous sheet of mica. Examines mica plates at discharge end of machine to detect variations in thickness. Cuts mica sheets into plates of specified length, using cutter attached to table. Moves controls on hopper to regulate flow of splittings according to thickness of mica plates. Adjusts oven controls to regulate temperature. Notifies supervisor of machine malfunctions.

Should I be a Mica Plate Layer?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Welt-Sole Layer

    How to become a Mica Plate Layer

    Most Mica Plate Layers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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