Silo Tender

Tend stationary pumps in pneumatic conveyor systems.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Silo Tenders do?

Tends stationary pump in pneumatic conveyor system that conveys fine-ground raw materials or finished cement from one bin to another preparatory to further processing: Pushes levers to start pump, air compressor, and other conveying equipment. Observes pressure dials on pump that indicate operating condition of conveyor. Makes minor repairs to pump to correct faulty operation. Oils and greases equipment. May pump bulk cement from unloading bins into tank trucks, railroad cars, and boats [CEMENT LOADER]. May tend mobile pump.

Should I be a Silo Tender?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Chip-Silo Tender, Log-Deck Tender

    How to become a Silo Tender

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