Table Tender

Tend concentrating tables that separate valuable metals.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Table Tenders do?

Tends concentrating tables that separate valuable metals from gangue of ore and scrap: Turns valves to regulate flow of pulp onto tables. Regulates speed of reciprocating tables to effect maximum separation and recovery of metals. Adjusts slope of tables to establish line of separation between ore and gangue and between valuable metal and scrap. Repairs tables, and adjusts and lubricates driving mechanism. May be designated according to materials processed as Table Tender, Sludge.


Should I be a Table Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Leach Tank Tender, Table Runner, Table Tender, Sludge

    How to become a Table Tender

    Most Table Tenders 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:9gibaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29|associate%27s+%2811%25%29|bachelor%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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