Mill Operator Helper

Perform duties to assist Mill Operators.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mill Operator Helpers do?

Performs any combination of following duties to assist MILL OPERATOR: Feeds raw materials to mill, using conveyor belt. Shovels spillage back onto belt. Breaks lumps of incoming raw material, using double jack, to facilitate passage through grizzly before entry into crusher. Opens hatch and drains slurry from mill, using electric vibrator or shaking screen to sift foreign particles from slurry. Places trays of slurry in drying ovens for specified time. Dumps dried slurry into drums. Moves drums to storage area, using handtruck. Lubricates mill and auxiliary equipment. Washes ball mills and cleans work area. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Mill Operator Helper?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Mill Operator Helper

    Most Mill Operator Helpers 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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