Metal processing plant operators

Role Responsibilities

  • 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 the correct operation of machines 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 the 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

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