Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders


Also called : Crusher Operator, Cullet Trucker, Grinder Operator, Machine Operator, Mill Operator, Miller, Preparation Operator (Prep Operator), Process Operator

What they do


Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.

On the job, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • Production and Processing
      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Mechanical
      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • English Language
      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Public Safety and Security
      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    SKILLS


    • Operations Monitoring
      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Operation and Control
      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Monitoring
      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    • Active Listening
      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Equipment Maintenance
      Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    ABILITIES


    • Multilimb Coordination
      The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness
      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    • Control Precision
      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • Manual Dexterity
      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    • Near Vision
      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    • Concern for Others
      Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Self-Control
      Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

    • Independence
      Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

    • Persistence
      Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Achievement/Effort
      Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Word processing software

    • Electronic mail software

    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software

    • Office suite software

    • Spreadsheet software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Some Preparation Needed

    • Education

      High school diploma.

    • Experience

      Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed.

    • Jobtraining

      Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

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