Sandfill Operator

Tend equipment that mix cement, ore residues, and water into slurry.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Sandfill Operators do?

Tends equipment that mixes cement, ore residues, and water into slurry and pumps slurry to fill worked out excavations in underground mine: Opens valves to transfer ore residues from mill and admit water to mixing tank. Starts mixer that blends slurry to specified consistency. Opens valves to transfer slurry to excavations and to flush distribution lines. Adds measured amounts of cement to slurry when hard-surface fill is specified. Washes residue from tanks and records amount of slurry produced and deposited in mine. May be designated according to area worked as Sandfill Operator, Surface; Sandfill Operator, Underground.

Should I be a Sandfill Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Longwall Headgate Operator, Sandfill Operator, Surface, Sandfill Operator, Underground, Undercutter Operator

    How to become a Sandfill Operator

    Most Sandfill Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaiaa&chl=no+college+%2877%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29||bachelor%27s+%2811%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,77,77
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