Road Mixer Operator

Operate machines that mix waterproofing and binding material with soil.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Road Mixer Operators do?

Drives and operates machine that mixes waterproofing and binding material with soil to stabilize soil for road surfaces and airport runways: Pushes levers and turns wheels to set depth of scoop and rotary blades that pick up and pulverize soil. Starts engine to propel machine and power-rotary digging and mixing blades. Starts pump and adjusts valve to feed waterproofing compounds and binding materials, such as cement, chemicals, and bituminous binders into mixing mechanism. Steers machine in prescribed path. Inspects earth falling from machine and adjusts valves to regulate flow of liquid, judging content of mixture by appearance of poured soil. May be designated according to type of equipment operated as Pulvi-Mixer Operator; Single-Pass-Soil-Stabilizer Operator.

Should I be a Road Mixer Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Mud Jack Operator, Pulvi-Mixer Operator, Roto-Mixer Operator

    How to become a Road Mixer Operator

    Most Road Mixer Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9oaaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2819%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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