Bone Glue Maker

Control pressure, temperature, and water level of cooking tanks.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bone Glue Makers do?

Controls pressure, temperature, and water level of cooking tanks, and operates centrifuges and separators, to manufacture animal glue: Admits hot water and steam into cooking tanks containing crushed animal bones, following specifications [BONE-COOKING OPERATOR]. Opens valves to drain glue and tallow solutions into separate vats [PRESSURE-TANK OPERATOR]. Starts centrifuge machine that separates animal oils from glue solution [CENTRIFUGE-SEPARATOR OPERATOR]. Cooks glue solution to evaporate water from glue. Reads gauge of hydrometer to determine percentage of glue solid in solution. Disassembles plates of centrifuge, using wrench and hoisting device; and cleans plates, using brush and abrasives. May weigh and add specified amounts of chemical to preserve glue. May direct other workers engaged in cleaning tanks or vats.


Should I be a Bone Glue Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Bone Glue Maker

    Most Bone Glue Makers 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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