Metal processing machine operators operate grinders, shaking tables, filtration devices, leaching circuits, agglomeration circuits, etc. They set automated controls. They monitor mineral processing procedures, take samples and perform control tests on products. As part of their duties, they may be responsible for the general maintenance of machinery. This is an occupation that requires problem solving and suits people who are diligent and methodical. A job as a metal processing machine operator requires manual skills and a meticulous, responsible personality.