Cocoa Butter Filter Operator

Tend presses that separate residues from cocoa butters.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cocoa Butter Filter Operators do?

Tends press that separates residue from cocoa butter: Reads pressure gauge and starts pump that forces unrefined cocoa butter through filter screen to separate residue from oil and transfers refined cocoa butter to storage. Unclamps door of filter to remove screen and gain access to interior of machine. Flushes and removes residue from screen and filter interior, using scraper and water hose. May treat cocoa butter with prescribed amounts of charcoal and clay to deodorize cocoa butter in treatment tank and filter press. May tend centrifuge to separate cocoa butter from residue and be designated Centrifugal Separator.

Should I be a Cocoa Butter Filter Operator?

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

  • How to Become a
    Cocoa Butter Filter Operator

    Most Cocoa Butter Filter 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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