Blending Plant Operator

Control equipment that weigh and mix vegetable oils according to formula.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Blending Plant Operators do?

Controls equipment to weigh and mix vegetable oils for products, such as salad oils, shortening, and margarine, according to formula: Opens valves to pump oils from storage tanks to scale tank. Weighs oils and pumps specified quantity of each oil into blending tank. Draws off sample of mixed oil and examines it for texture and color. Sends sample to laboratory for chemical analysis. Turns valves to make adjustments to blending process according to results of tests. Pumps mixed oil to storage tanks.

Should I be a Blending Plant Operator?

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.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • How to become a Blending Plant Operator

    Most Blending Plant 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: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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