Rod Mill Tender

Tend rod mills that grind ore, clinkers, and rock into fine particles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Rod Mill Tenders do?

Tends rod mills that grind ore, clinkers, and rock into fine particles: Starts mill and feed conveyors. Turns valves to feed lime, water, starch, soda ash, and other materials into mill to make slurry. Pushes button to start screw conveyor that separates coarse particles from slurry and returns them to mill for regrinding. Obtains sample of ore or slurry in bucket for laboratory analysis. Weighs sample on balance scales to determine density of slurry. Turns valves to feed water into mill to obtain specified density of slurry. Replaces worn rods in mill, using electric hoist. May record operating time of rod mills and levels of materials in storage bins.

Should I be a Rod Mill Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Feed Mill Tender, Roller Tender

    How to become a Rod Mill Tender

    Most Rod Mill 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:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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