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Mill Operator Grinding Salary
in San Diego, California

$36,592 (USD)

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Last updated: June 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Mill Operator Grinding is $36,592 a year and $18 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Mill Operator Grinding is between $27,994 and $43,666. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

  • Operates one or more mills that grind materials, such as rock, ore, ingredients for food, drugs, and chemicals with steel, stone, or ceramic balls or rods.
  • Pushes lever or adds balls to mill as needed or specified.
  • Dumps material or opens flow gate to load mill.
  • Secures cover plate.
  • Starts and runs mill for specified time depending on size of load, grindability of material, and required fineness.
  • Removes cover plate, attaches grid, and starts mill to discharge contents.
  • Regulates inflow of materials and observes outflow to ensure attainment of specified product (when operating continuous ball mills).
  • May tend mill utilizing vacuum or other pressure.
  • May tend steam-jacketed mill that heats materials during processing.
  • May use mill to mix materials for wet or dry grinding.
  • May keep production records.
  • May be designated according to grinding agent.
Mill Operator Grinding Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 31,390

Estimated population of Mill Operator Grinding jobs: 416

Rate of error: 3.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About San Diego, California

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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

Mill Operator Grinding Job Listings for San Diego, California

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Jun 19
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Jun 6
San Diego, CA, USA
Lead Staffing - Marine
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