Reagent Tender

Tend mechanical agitators that mix chemicals.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Reagent Tenders do?

Tends mechanical agitator that mixes chemicals for use in separating metallic particles from ore gangue: Turns valves to pour specified amounts of chemical solutions from storage tanks into mixing tank. Weighs chemical compounds on scales, and dumps chemicals into mixing tanks, using forklift truck. Starts agitator to blend mixture. Turns valves on pumps to transfer mixture to storage tank. May weigh steel rods and balls and transport them to mills, using air-powered dinkey engine. May open chute door of storage tank to charge ball mills.

Should I be a Reagent Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Edge-Round Tender, Reducer

    How to become a Reagent Tender

    Most Reagent Tenders 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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