Blow Pit Helper

Assist the Blow-Pit Operator in washing pulp to remove cooking acid.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Blow Pit Helpers do?

Assists BLOW-PIT OPERATOR in washing pulp to remove cooking acid: Pulls lever to close blow pit drain covers. Dumps pulp from digester into blow pit. Turns handwheel to open drain valves that permit gravity drainage of cooking liquor into recovery vat or sewers. Flushes residual pulp from blow pit, using high-pressure water hose. Cleans work area, using broom, hose, and shovel. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Blow Pit Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Blow Down Helper

    How to become a Blow Pit Helper

    Most Blow Pit Helpers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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