Batch Tank Controller

Tend equipment to maintain specific gravity of starch suspensions.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Batch Tank Controllers do?

Tends equipment to maintain specific gravity of starch suspensions emerging from filter machines and starch-flushing system, and transfers solution for conversion into sugar and glucose: Dips sample from breaker tank and tests for specific gravity, using hydrometer. Turns valves to return suspension for reflushing if density does not meet standards. Starts tank agitators to prevent starch from settling. Turns valves and starts pumps to transfer solution to storage tanks.


Should I be a Batch Tank Controller?

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

  • How to become a Batch Tank Controller

    Most Batch Tank Controllers 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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