Silica Spray Mixer

Tend machines that grind and mix silica and fire clay into slurry.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Silica Spray Mixers do?

Tends machine that grinds and mixes silica and fire clay into slurry for spraying inner surfaces of furnaces: Pulls lever on storage hopper chute to fill mobile equipment box with silica, transports load to mixing unit, releases end gate, and dumps silica into ball mill and mixer. Turns valve to saturate material with water. Starts agitators and shovels fire clay into mixer to mix slurry to specified consistency. Opens valve to drain slurry from mixer into storage tank.


Should I be a Silica Spray Mixer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Spray Mixer

    How to become a Silica Spray Mixer

    Most Silica Spray Mixers 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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