Mottler Operator

Tend mottling machines that blend prescribed color mixes.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mottler Operators do?

Tends mottling machines that blend prescribed color mixes to achieve specified patterns or shade combinations for finished hard-surface floor covering: Selects specified mix from storage area and moves mix to charging station, using handtruck. Divides panned mix into portions, according to formula, weighs fractional quantities on balance scale, and dumps them into hopper of machine. Weighs filler, whiting, and other material as specified, using floor scale, and dumps them into hopper. Sets timer on mottler for prescribed cycle, or examines mix periodically to determine when desired mottle has been achieved. Shovels mottled mix into trucks for delivery to storage area.

Should I be a Mottler Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • How to become a Mottler Operator

    Most Mottler 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:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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