Jig operator (mines) - Salary and Career
Ore beneficiation workers

Jig operator (mines) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They inspect equipment, operate ore beneficiation facilities and comminution, classification and concentration equipment. They recover water by thickening. They act in accordance with technical standards of quality, safety, environment and health.

How much does an Jig operator (mines) earn

A Jig operator (mines) earns between $1.295 and $3.174 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.696 and a median salary of $1.545 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 448 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Jig operator (mines)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.696 20.353 424 8
1º Quartile 1.295 15.541 324 6
Median Salary 1.545 18.540 386 7
3º Quartile 2.421 29.050 605 11
Higher Salary 3.174 38.091 794 15

Professional job categories

  • Workers in the production of industrial goods and services
    • extractive industry and construction workers
      • ore and ornamental stone processing workers
        • ore beneficiation workers

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Main workplaces

Ore beneficiation workers they work in basic metallurgy industries, on a salaried basis, with a formal contract. They work as a team under permanent supervision, at great heights, exposed to toxic materials, intense noise, humidity, dust and vibration.

What does it take to work in the field of Ore beneficiation workers

The exercise of these occupations requires complete elementary education. Upon entering the area, professionals participate in basic qualification courses at the workplace.

Functions and activities of Jig operator (mines)

Ore beneficiation workers must:

  • operating concentration equipment;
  • operate ore processing facility;
  • recover water by thickening;
  • operate concentration equipment;
  • operate ore improvement facility;
  • work safely;
  • operate mineral processing facility;
  • operate comminution equipment;
  • operate ore beneficiation facility;
  • inspect processing equipment;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • operate classification equipment;
  • operate sorting equipment;

  • Activities

    • operating reagent conditioners;
    • control levels of crates, silos and tanks;
    • control granulometry, percentage of solids and flow of materials;
    • add reagents;
    • participate in the maintenance and lubrication of processing equipment.;
    • fill out field report;
    • turn on equipment according to start-up procedure;
    • assess the quality of inputs;
    • control physical characteristics of material flow;
    • be participatory;
    • monitor material flow;
    • identify noise and vibrations;
    • discard tailings to settling area;
    • work for continuous process improvement;
    • discard sludge and industrial tailings;
    • eliminate operational anomalies (overloads, clogging, foreign bodies);
    • clear equipment in operation;
    • pump water for recovery;
    • request equipment lock;
    • study processing equipment manual;
    • control granulometry, percentage of solids and material flow;
    • meet safety standards;
    • demonstrate self-criticism;
    • demonstrate sociability;
    • store ore concentrate;
    • evaluate quality of inputs;
    • adjust water in the concentration circuit.;
    • feeding sorting equipment;
    • use specified epi and epc;
    • demonstrate a sense of responsibility;
    • control solids percentage, ph and foam layer;
    • identify risk areas and situations;
    • monitor use of safety equipment;
    • control percentage of solids, ph and foam layer;
    • recirculate water from thickeners.;
    • observe temperature, odor and pressure;
    • stabilize the process;
    • regular opening of crushers and gates;
    • appropriate usage time and equipment availability;
    • release equipment for operation;
    • dose reagents for flotation and precipitation;
    • monitor solids percentage;
    • ensure the maintenance and cleaning of equipment and work environment;
    • control levels of crates, silos, and tanks;
    • shut down equipment according to shutdown procedure;
    • prepare reagents for flotation and precipitation;
    • process homogenization of materials;
    • monitor leaching process;
    • control equipment supply;
    • control percentage of solids and ph;
    • control material levels in bins and silos;
    • feed comminution equipment;
    • evaluate the quality of inputs;
    • simulate emergency situation;
    • measure pressure, rotation, water, air and oil level of equipment ;
    • open valves and gates;
    • communicate;
    • monitor pressure, flow and temperature;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • identify noise and vibration;
    • monitor feed and discharge of thickeners;
    • report anomalies;
    • operate grinding facilities;
    • send samples for laboratory analysis;
    • inspect coatings and equipment components.;
    • collect samples for physical-chemical analysis;
    • request replacement parts and equipment;
    • operating filtration and precipitation systems;
    • control grinding media wear levels;

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