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8112 MINERAL-ORE- AND STONE-PROCESSING-PLANT OPERATORS
 


    Mineral-ore- and stone-processing-plant operators operate and monitor machinery and equipment for processing mineral ore and stone.

    Tasks include -

    (a) operating and monitoring equipment which crushes and breaks lumps of minerals and stones to required size;

    (b) operating and monitoring washing, separating, leaching, precipitating, filtering, extracting and combining equipment to wash mineral ores in order to remove waste material;

    (c) combining mineral ores with solvents to facilitate further processing;

    (d) separating metal or mineral concentrates from ore or alluvial deposits by thickening, flotation, gravity separation, filtration, or magnetic or electrostatic separation;

    (e) performing related tasks;

    (f) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Floatation worker, minerals

  • Machine-operator, crushing/mineral ore

  • Machine-operator, milling/minerals

  • Machine-operator, stone processing


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Cutter, stone - 7113

  • Splitter, stone - 7113


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.