Extractor Operator

Tend presses that extract moistures from residues of fermented mashes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Extractor Operators do?

Tends centrifuge or power-driven press that extracts moisture from residue of fermented mash after distillation: Pumps residue from storage tanks into centrifuge, or through filter screens and into power-driven press, that separates solids from liquids and extracts moisture from residue solids. Starts conveyor or blower system that transfers residue solids to rotary drier for further processing. Cleans and sterilizes equipment, using steam cleaning apparatus and alkali solutions. May maintain and repair equipment, using handtools. May be designated according to equipment tended as Centrifuge Operator; Press Operator.

Should I be an Extractor 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: Centrifugal-Extractor Operator, Oil Extractor, Rapid-Extractor Operator, Vacuum-Extractor Operator

    How to become an Extractor Operator

    Extractor 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 Extractor Operator-related education!
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