Tend banks of sifting and purifying machines.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bolters do?

Tends banks of sifting and purifying machines that separate fine flour from coarse flour or middlings: Opens spouts and adjusts feed slides to route flour to machines and to regulate flow across sifters without overloading. Feels sifted flour to detect uneven texture that indicates breaks in screens. Pulls screen frames from machine to locate and replace broken screens. Records weights of flour grades produced as indicated on automatic scales. May collect flour samples periodically for laboratory testing. May perform color tests of flour, comparing color of various batches to maintain quality of milled product. May be designated according to machine tended as Purifier.

Should I be a Bolter?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to become a Bolter

    Most Bolters 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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