Pug Mill Operator Helper

Tend mixing chambers that mix clay and water to make pugged clays.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pug Mill Operator Helpers do?

Tends mixing chamber that mixes clay and water to make pugged clay: Loads sacks and cakes of clay from storage area onto truck and pushes truck to pug mill. Dumps clay into mixing chamber of mill. Turns valves to regulate flow of water into mixing chamber. Stacks rolls of pugged clay on truck. May wrap pugged clay in burlap to prevent dehydration. May move clay to molding room, using handtruck.

Should I be a Pug Mill Operator Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Beater-Operator Helper, Pugger Helper

    How to become a Pug Mill Operator Helper

    Most Pug 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: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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