Mineral Processing Operator
Also known as: Operators, Mineral Dressing Operators.
Mineral Processing Operators use equipment to process mineral ores until the final form is produced.
- Assemble and dismantle equipment and fittings in ore-processing plants;
- Operate ore-crushing and screening plants using manual and computer-based systems, conveyers, feeders, weight-meters, roll mills, pumps, jigs, spirals and flotation cells;
- Load, unload and store materials such as treatment chemicals and tools;
- Mix ore-treating chemicals, catalysts and reagents;
- Clear blockages in materials-handling and transporting equipment;
- Clean, wash and maintain equipment, and remove spillages and rubbish;
- Maintain auxiliary systems, such as drainage, fluids-pouring and conveyor-belt systems;
- Take samples of materials for testing;
- Use thickeners in the drying processes, pumping of tailings; and management of tailings dams and associated raw-water systems.
- Enjoy practical and manual work;
- Physically fit;
- Resourceful; and
- Mechanical aptitude.
$30,000 - $50,000