Trommel Tender

Tend trommels that wash copper precipitates from scrap iron.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Trommel Tenders do?

Tends trommel that washes copper precipitate from scrap iron: Starts previously loaded trommel and turns on water sprays. Pumps precipitated copper and water mixture into settling tank. Shovels spilled scrap iron back into tank. Lubricates trommel bearings, and washes copper from equipment with water hose. May line bottom of railroad car with precut wooden boards preparatory to loading car with copper.


Should I be a Trommel Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • How to become a Trommel Tender

    Most Trommel Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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