Tend vibrating screens that separate crushed ores according to size.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Screen Operators do?
Tends series of vibrating screens that separate crushed ore or stone according to size: Pushes controls to start screens vibrating and move ore on conveyors or belts. Pulls levers to discharge crushed ore from conveyor or chute onto vibrating screens. Clears screen holes clogged with oversize ore, using bar. Removes clogged screens, using wrenches, and cleans them with compressed air. May tend conveyor belts and process ore through crushers [CRUSHER TENDER]. May obtain ore samples, using mechanical sampler, hand sieve, or splitter. May tend screens that separate phosphate rock from matrix and be designated Feed-Preparation Operator.
Should I be a Screen Operator?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
Also known as:
Pulp-Screen Operator, Shaker-Screen Operator, Vibrating-Screen Operator
How to become a Screen Operator
Most Screen Operators 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.
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