Stone Mill Operator
Operate mills equipped with grinding stones to grind paints.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Stone Mill Operators do?
Operates mills equipped with grinding stones to grind paint or paint ingredients to specified fineness: Weighs ingredients, such as pigments and oil on scale and dumps them into feed hopper of mill. Starts mill and turns valve to admit steam into mill jacket to heat ingredients. Feels or examines mixture to determine fineness of grind. Turns screws to set clearance between grinding stones to grind ingredients to specified fineness. Opens valve or starts pump to transfer mixture into cooling and storage tanks. Cleans millstones, hoppers, and scrapers, using hot water hose, solvent, and brushes. Replaces worn grinding stones, using handtools and hoist.
Should I be a Stone Mill Operator?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
Also known as:
Buhr Mill Operator, Feed Mill Operator, Greenstone Polisher Operator, Stone Operator
How to become a Stone Mill Operator
Most Stone Mill 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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