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Job Description:

  • 1) Tends one or more mills that grind materials, such as rock, ore, ingredients for food, drugs, and chemicals with steel, stone, or ceramic balls or rods: Pushes lever or adds balls to mill as needed or specified.

  • 2) Dumps material or opens flow gate to load mill.

  • 3) Secures cover plate.

  • 4) Starts and runs mill for specified time depending on size of load, grindability of material, and required fineness.

  • 5) Removes cover plate, attaches grid, and starts mill to discharge contents.

  • 6) When operating continuous ball mills, regulates inflow of materials and observes outflow to ensure attainment of specified product.

  • 7) May tend mill utilizing vacuum or other pressure.

  • 8) May tend steam-jacketed mill that heats materials during processing.

  • 9) May use mill to mix materials for wet or dry grinding.

  • 10) May keep production records.

  • 11) May be designated according to grinding agent as Ball-Mill Operator; Pebble-Mill Operator; Rod-Mill Operator; or according to powder ground as Barytes Grinder.




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DOT:   599.685-058

Job Number: 6212