*A job as a Rock Crusher Operator falls under the broader career category of Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category but may not specifically apply to this career title. Job Description for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders : Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.
Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment - Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information - Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment - Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment - Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
Job Title Crusher Operator Employee Duties & Responsibilities 1) Operates panelboard to control conveying, blending, washing, crushing, and sizing of coal, rock, sand, gravel, or ore to prepare it for commercial or industrial use or for further processing.2) Pushes levers buttons to start plant machinery.3) Studies customer orders or work schedules & adjusts controls to draw specified amounts proportions of different grades of materials from storage bins onto conveyors.4) Observes dials gauges to route materials through series of screens, wash boxes, crushers, and driers.5) Reads ammeters to define load on conveyors regulates loads to adjust blends.6) Observes panel lights meters for indication of overloads, malfunctions, or plugged chutes, and shuts down plant, reroutes materials, or adjusts controls to regulate feed.7) Notifies maintenance loading personnel of delays or malfunctions.8) Observes operation to define that refuse tailings are removed as specified.9) May operate equipment to dump material from cars.. Report to [ Position, Name or None ]
The Crushing Machine Operator reads work orders to determine production specifications and information. The Crushing Machine Operator observes operation of equipment to ensure continuity of flow, safety, and efficient operation, and to detect malfunctions. The Crushing Machine Operator moves controls to start, stop, or adjust machinery and equipment that crushes, grinds, polishes, or blends materials. The Crushing Machine Operator records data from operations, testing, and production on specified forms. The Crushing Machine Operator examines materials, ingredients, or products visually or with hands, in order to ensure conformance to established standards. The Crushing Machine Operator weighs or measures materials, ingredients, and /or products at specified intervals to ensure conformance to requirements. The Crushing Machine Operator cleans, adjusts and maintains equipment, using hand tools. The Crushing Machine Operator notifies supervisors of needed repairs. The Crushing Machine Operator sets mill gauges to specified fineness of grind. The Crushing Machine Operator rejects defective products and readjusts equipment to eliminate problems.
The Crushing Machine Operator needs knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. The Crushing Machine Operator needs knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. The Crushing Machine Operator needs knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. The Crushing Machine Operator needs knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. The Crushing Machine Operator needs knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. The Crushing Machine Operator needs knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. The Crushing Machine Operator needs knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
The Crushing Machine Operator needs the ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. The Crushing Machine Operator needs the ability to keep the hand and arm steady while moving the arm or while holding the arm and hand in one position. The Crushing Machine Operator needs the ability to coordinate two or more limbs such as 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. The Crushing Machine Operator needs the ability to quickly respond with the hand, finger, or foot to a signal such as sound, light, or picture when it appears.
A plant operator handles all the cleaning and repairs for the rock crushing operation. Plant opera-tors handle everyday tasks such as making sure conveyors are lubed, floors are free from debris, and machinery and other important devices are cleaned and maintained. Plant operators sometimes operate heavy equipment.
Mining operations consist of extracting aggregate deposited from the Willamette River. Equipment operators excavate raw materials and distribute them to the plant to be processed into consumable products. Plant operator must maintain and construct various conveyor belts and rock crushers.
Plant operators must be able to follow directions and schematics, used to assist in operational changes. Operators need strong technical skills to make general repairs which often include welding. They also need sound analytical and mathematical abilities. They should be strong communicators, ably taking in and relaying important maintenance information to supervisors and other repairmen.
Most plant operators can be trained on the job, provided they possess a high school diploma and strong work ethic. Candidates with vocational skills in welding and mechanics are preferred. Areas of study for operators typically include technical drawing, science and math.