Ager Operator

Control equipment that prepare alkali cellulose for manufacturing.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Ager Operators do?

Controls continuous process equipment to age alkali cellulose for use in cellophane manufacture: Takes wet and dry-bulb temperature readings in air ducts through which cellulose will pass on conveyor and calculates humidity in ducts, using graphs. Reads instruction tables to determine setting of conveyor screws and belts under existing humidity conditions. Turns screws to adjust conveyor speed to regulate length of aging cycle, and to set humidistat that maintains specified humidity in ducts. Records operating data.

Should I be an Ager Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

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    How to become an Ager Operator

    Ager Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Ager Operator-related education!
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