Profession mineral crushing operator

Mineral crushing operators operate and monitor crushers and other machines to crush materials and minerals. They move stones to the crushers, fill the machines with minerals, monitor the crushing process and ensure that the end products meet requirements.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Types of stone for working

    Different types of stone that stonemasons and other stone workers use to process into building materials. The mechanical properties of stone, such as their weight, tensile strength, durability. Economical properties such as cost, transport and sourcing.

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

Skills

  • Inspect quality of products

    Use various techniques to ensure the product quality is respecting the quality standards and specifications. Oversee defects, packaging and sendbacks of products to different production departments.

  • Operate crusher

    Operate machines designed to crush rocks, ores, large coal lumps, and other materials. Work with a jaw crusher, which vibrates to force rocks through a vertical V-shaped rack in order to crush them, or a cone crusher which spins a helical element.

  • Maneuver stone blocks

    Maneuver the blocks of stone, placing them in the correct position in the machine bed using electric hoist, wooden blocks and wedges.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Measure materials

    Measure the raw materials prior to their loading in the mixer or in machines, ensuring they conform with the specifications.

  • Supply machine

    Ensure the machine is fed the necessary and adequate materials and control the placement or automatic feed and retrieval of work pieces in the machines or machine tools on the production line.

  • Set up machine controls

    Set up or adjust machine controls to regulate conditions such as material flow, temperature, or pressure.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

Optional knowledge and skills

monitor conveyor belt monitor machine operations mechanics maintain equipment operate bulldozer report defective manufacturing materials record production data clean waste materials from machines operate raw mineral size reduction equipment collect samples keep records of work progress brush the equipment perform test run weigh materials consult technical resources

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