Dust Mill Operator

Feed feathers, used in stuffing pillows, into beating machines.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Dust Mill Operators do?

Feeds feathers, used in stuffing mattresses, pillows, and cushions, into beating machine that removes dust and dirt from feathers and discharges feathers into bag. Removes filled bag from machine outlet pipe and replaces filled bag with empty bag. May feed feathers into machine that fluffs feathers preparatory to removal of dust and dirt.

Should I be a Dust Mill Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Crushing-Mill Operator

    How to become a Dust Mill Operator

    Most Dust Mill 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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