Bone Cooking Operator

Tend steam-heated vats that extract gelatins from crushed bones.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bone Cooking Operators do?

Tends steam-heated vats that extract gelatin from crushed bone: Turns valve to introduce steam that heats vat filled with crushed bone. Adds water to vat and dumps in specified amounts of ingredients that hasten extraction of gelatin. Drains vat and signals other workers to remove bone residue from vat.


Should I be a Bone Cooking Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Control Board Operator, Sugar Refining, Weed-Cooking Operator

    How to become a Bone Cooking Operator

    Most Bone Cooking 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: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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