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  • 1) Tends equipment, such as grinders, leachers, filters, pressers, and evaporators that recover gold, silver, selenium, and other minerals from impurities: Grinds impure slag or ore in ball mill, and mixes slag with water to form slurry.

  • 2) Turns valves and starts pumps to force mixture into leaching tanks.

  • 3) Starts agitators and adds chemicals to leach combined solutions.

  • 4) Starts pumps to force leached solution into settling tanks, and installs orifices to control rate of flow of sediment and liquids to and from settling tanks to remove liquid.

  • 5) Feeds settled solution through rotary-drum filters, and presses filtered slime in press.

  • 6) Boils selenium residue to remove moisture for barreling.

  • 7) Obtains and weighs samples of slimes during process, using container and platform scales, and delivers samples to laboratory for analysis.

  • 8) Drains and cleans tanks, wire screens, inflow pipes, and equipment with water hose.

  • 9) May be designated according to mineral recovered as Selenium-Plant Operator.




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Job Number: 9495