Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, & Still Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Also called: Chemical Operator, Cellar Worker, Cheese Maker, Refinery Operator
What they do:Set up, operate, or tend continuous flow or vat-type equipment; filter presses; shaker screens; centrifuges; condenser tubes; precipitating, fermenting, or evaporating tanks; scrubbing towers; or batch stills. These machines extract, sort, or separate liquids, gases, or solids from other materials to recover a refined product. Includes dairy processing equipment operators.
On the job, you would:
- Set up or adjust machine controls to regulate conditions such as material flow, temperature, or pressure.
- Monitor material flow or instruments such as temperature or pressure gauges, indicators, or meters to ensure optimal processing conditions.
- Start agitators, shakers, conveyors, pumps, or centrifuge machines, then turn valves or move controls to admit, drain, separate, filter, clarify, mix, or transfer materials.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
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New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
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