Students who earn the Mill Operator Occupational Endorsement will have the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the following areas of mill operations:
Occupational and Mine Safety
Students will learn to work safely in a mill environment; how to properly and safely transport dangerous goods; how to identify and work safely around power line hazards; and how to utilize fall protection systems and equipment. Students will develop knowledge related to the Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) requirements for mine and mill safety.
Industrial Process Instrumentation
Students will learn the basics of programmable logic controllers and instrumentation operation.
Mining Systems and Equipment
Students will develop skills and knowledge related to hand and power tools used in mill operations; lifting devices; ladders and scaffolds; sump pump operations; service vehicles and equipment, and general mill operations.
Mill Operations and Processes
Students will learn processing basics, including, conveying, crushing, grinding, classification, gravity separation, dewatering, extraction, physical and chemical processes, hydromet/pyromet, tailings disposition, and sampling and testing.