Tailings Dam Laborer

Direct waste ore materials through pipelines into tailings basin.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tailings Dam Laborers do?

Directs waste ore materials through pipelines into tailings basin: Opens and closes spigots to regulate flow of tailings. Connects hoses to spigots and adds pipes to lengthen discharge lines, using wrenches. Distributes tailings evenly in basin to form dam of waste materials. Digs ditches with shovel to drain water.


Should I be a Tailings Dam Laborer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Tailor's Aide

    How to become a Tailings Dam Laborer

    Tailings Dam Laborers often have an Associate's degree or higher. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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