Monitor Car Operator

Operate monitor cars to mix water and phosphate ores into slurry.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Monitor Car Operators do?

Operates monitor car to mix water and phosphate ore into slurry of specified density for further processing: Starts water pump and adjusts rate of water flow from nozzle. Moves levers to aim nozzle that sprays high pressure jet of water at ore pile to increase density of slurry or into sump to dilute slurry to specified consistency. Observes gauges and presses buttons to regulate volume and rate of slurry flow through pipeline to mill for further processing.


Should I be a Monitor Car Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Airveyor Operator

    How to become a Monitor Car Operator

    Most Monitor Car 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:9chaaa&chl=no+college+%2887%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%2810%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,87,87
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