Automatic Dry-Starch Operator

Control equipment that produce dry starch products from a raw starch.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Automatic Dry-Starch Operators do?

Controls equipment that produces dry starch products from raw starch, and tests product for adherence to specifications: Dumps bags of chemicals into mixing tanks, and turns valves to admit fluids to prepare slurries for treating raw starch. Regulates material flow, and starts and controls pumps, heaters, agitators, shakers, filters, driers, and related equipment, following standard procedures. Monitors gauges and recording instruments to ensure standard operating conditions. Directs other workers in operating equipment in event of malfunction. Obtains samples of product at various stages of process to test for viscosity, acidity, and specific gravity, using viscometer, pH meter, and hydrometer. Records instrument readings and other data on daily log.


Should I be an Automatic Dry-Starch Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Automatic Dry Starch Operator, Dry-Starch Operator, Automatic

    How to Become an
    Automatic Dry-Starch Operator

    Most Automatic Dry-Starch Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gibaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29|associate%27s+%2811%25%29|bachelor%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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