Mill and Coal Transport Operator

Tend equipment that pulverize coals and convey it to storage bins.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mill and Coal Transport Operators do?

Tends equipment that pulverizes coal and conveys it to storage bins or boiler feed hoppers: Signals DRIER OPERATOR to send dried coal to mill, and closes switch to set mill in operation. Moves levers to adjust automatic mechanism that controls feed rate of coal into pulverizing mill. Tends conveyors or pneumatic bulk-conveyor system to move pulverized coal to storage bins or boiler feed hoppers. Cleans, oils, and makes minor adjustments to machinery.


Should I be a Mill and Coal Transport Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Coal Mill Operator, Coal-Transport-and-Mill Operator, Grain-Cleaner-And-Transfer Operator

    How to Become a
    Mill and Coal Transport Operator

    Most Mill and Coal Transport 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:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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