Beater Engineer

Control beater engines and related equipment to process furnish.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Beater Engineers do?

Controls beater engines and related equipment to process furnish for making paper, roofing felt, and related products: Starts pumps and adjusts valves to regulate flow of specified amount of slush pulp into vat. Starts engines and adjusts beater rolls to obtain specified degree of pulp fineness and hydration. Examines furnish for specified consistency and size of fibers. Dips sample from vat for laboratory testing. Starts pumps to transfer furnish to storage chests. May operate machine to refine pulp. May make freeness and acidity tests. May calculate volume and weight of furnish ingredients from technical control formulas. May mix and cook dyes for furnish. May control operation of battery of beaters and be designated Beater, Lead.

Should I be a Beater Engineer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Beater, Lead, Whipper-Beater

    How to become a Beater Engineer

    Most Beater Engineers 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:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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