Mill Helper

Mix ingredients with molten leads and pour leads into molds.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mill Helpers do?

Mixes specified ingredients with molten lead, pours lead into molds, and cuts lead slabs to specified dimensions: Charges kettle with materials for melting, using shovel. Guides crane-supported mixer into kettle, and mixes contents in kettle. Opens valve permitting molten metal to flow into mold to form slab. Skims surface of bath to remove impurities, using skimming board. Marks cutting lines on lead sheet, using chalk, steel square, and tape measure, after ROLLING-MILL OPERATOR has rolled slabs into sheets of specified thickness. Guides power-driven knife along chalklines to cut sheets to specified size. Cuts smaller sheets, using portable electric saw or slitting machine. May melt solidified metal in outlet pipes, using gas torch.

Should I be a Mill Helper?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

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