Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

General Information

Description

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.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit92.93%
  2. Self-employed2.75%
  3. State and local government1.89%
  4. Private, not for profit1.18%
  5. Federal government1.14%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$33,990

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$86,680
$26,500
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 90%
  • Less than high school 4%
  • Some college 1%
  • Post-secondary certificate 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Production and Processing
  • Mechanical
  • Education and Training
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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