Mica Splitter

Split mica to sheets of specified dimensions.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mica Splitters do?

Splits mica to sheets of specified dimensions and trims defects from mica sheets, using knife: Measures thickness of mica sheets, using dial or caliper-type micrometer, to determine amount of mica to remove. Locates cleavage plane in mica and inserts point of knife between layers. Peels layers of mica from sheets to reduce thickness of sheets. Gauges mica sheets with micrometer to determine amount of mica to remove and to verify thickness of split sheets. Examines mica for defects, such as stains, cracks, or scale and trims defects, using knife. Deposits mica sheets into containers according to size and rejects sheets that fail to meet thickness specifications. Compares mica to templates of parts being produced and deposits mica in container according to part. May measure length of sheets with rule and trim excess mica from sheets, using scissors or knife. May rub edges of mica sheets over sandpaper-covered portion of worktable to locate cleavages in sheets.


Should I be a Mica Splitter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Mica Splitter

    Most Mica Splitters 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:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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