Tasks

  • setting up, preparing and adjusting mineral ore and metal processing machinery to carry out one step in the overall mineral ore or metal processing operation
  • operating single-function machinery to grind, separate, filter, mix, treat, cast, roll, refine or otherwise process metals and mineral ores
  • observing gauges, meters, computer printouts, video monitors and products to ensure correct operation of machine and verify specified processing conditions
  • adjusting equipment, valves, pumps, controls and process equipment
  • controlling the preparation, measuring and feeding of raw materials and processing agents into plant
  • controlling process start-up and shut-down, troubleshooting and monitoring outside process equipment
  • verifying equipment for malfunctions, carrying out routine operating tests and arranging for maintenance
  • analyzing sample products, performing tests, recording data and writing production logs

    Educational level

    • Skilled
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