Bark Press Operator

Tend hydraulic bark presses that squeeze water from the pulpwood barks.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bark Press Operators do?

Tends hydraulic bark press that squeezes water from pulpwood bark: Starts conveyor and observes wet bark as it passes into hydraulic press. Pushes button to actuate press that squeezes water from bark and emits dried bark onto conveyor leading to boilerroom. Frees bark jammed on conveyor, using rake. Sweeps and cleans work area. May tend rotating cutter that cuts oversized bark to suitable size for feeding into press.

Should I be a Bark Press 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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • How to become a Bark Press Operator

    Most Bark Press Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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