Briquette Machine Operator

Operate machines to mix and mold ingredients to produce fuel briquettes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Briquette Machine Operators do?

Operates machines and equipment to dehydrate, pulverize, mix, and mold ingredients to produce fuel briquettes: Shovels or empties sacks of materials into hoppers or bins, or starts elevator-conveyors. Turns valves, handwheels, or rheostats to move and control flow of fuels, water, and dry or liquid binders to machines. Starts conveyors, rotary drier, mixers, pulverizer, mixing augers, and compressing machines. Inspects briquettes and adjusts flow of materials to produce briquettes of specified dimensions. Removes and replaces broken bolts and worn shafts, using handtools. Lubricates machinery or directs oiling of equipment. May be designated according to type of briquette produced as Barbecue-Briquette-Machine Operator; Charcoal-Briquette-Machine Operator; Coal-Briquette-Machine Operator.


Should I be a Briquette Machine Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Barbecue-Briquette-Machine Operator, Brick Machine Operator, Bristle Machine Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Briquette Machine Operator

    Briquette Machine Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Briquette Machine Operator-related education!
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