Converter Operator

Control converters to change starches into glucose or corn syrup.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Converter Operators do?

Controls converter to change starch into glucose or corn syrup, and tests products to verify purity: Turns valves to admit steam and water into converter. Introduces starch into converter so that cooking occurs as starch is added. Detects from sound of cooking process formation of paste, and adds acid, as necessary, to reduce viscosity. Closes converter and turns valve to attain specified pressure. Draws off samples, and makes standard iodine and alcohol titration tests. Turns valves to blow syrup into tank when tests indicate conversion is complete.

Should I be a Converter 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: Acetaldehyde-Converter Operator, Butadiene-Converter Operator, Condenser Operator, Conduit Reamer Operator, Converter See More

    How to become a Converter Operator

    Converter 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 Converter Operator-related education!
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