Extractor Operator Helper

Feed wood chips into digesters.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Extractor Operator Helpers do?

Feeds wood chips into digesters used in steam distillation process for extracting crude turpentine: Seals cover to opening at bottom of digester. Starts conveyor to fill digester with wood chips through charging hole at top. Seals cover to charging hole. Removes cover on hole at top of digester to dump spent wood from digester at end of extraction process.


Should I be an Extractor Operator Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Extractor Puller

    How to Become an
    Extractor Operator Helper

    Most Extractor Operator Helpers 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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