Compressor Operator II

Tend machines that compress loose salts into blocks.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Compressor Operator IIs do?

Tends machine that compresses loose salt into blocks for use as cattle feed supplement: Opens gate to transfer premixed salt from bin to measuring hopper. Starts press that automatically admits measured amount of salt into compression chamber, compresses salt into blocks, and ejects blocks onto chute. Lifts blocks from chute and stacks them on pallet. Cleans machine. May fortify salt by adding and mixing specified amounts of potassium iodide or other fortifiers to salt before it is compressed into blocks.


Should I be a Compressor Operator II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • 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.

  • How to become a Compressor Operator II

    Most Compressor Operator IIs have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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