Precipitator I

Tend equipment that precipitate gold or silver from cyanide solution.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Precipitator Is do?

Tends equipment that precipitates gold or silver from cyanide solution: Packs zinc shavings into compartments of zinc boxes. Regulates flow of solution through boxes where gold or silver precipitates on zinc. Shuts off flow of solution and turns on water. Agitates shavings to remove precipitate. Pulls plugs and draws off slime from boxes. Treats slime with sulfuric acid. Turns slime solution into filter press that filters solution and removes precipitate residue. Washes precipitate with water under pressure, and dries it with compressed air.

Should I be a Precipitator I?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Precipitator

    How to become a Precipitator I

    Most Precipitator Is 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:9gibaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29|associate%27s+%2811%25%29|bachelor%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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