Fat Pressroom Worker

Tend equipment that boil, agitate, bleach, and clean tallow.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fat Pressroom Workers do?

Tends equipment that boils, agitates, bleaches, and cleans tallow: Turns valves to drain specified amount of tallow from storage tank into bleaching tank and to create vacuum inside tank when vacuum bleaching method is used. Moves controls to heat tank with steam and maintain specified temperature. Admits specified amount of carbon and diatomaceous earth into bleaching tank and starts agitator. Draws sample from tank and pours it through filter paper, observing its color for conformance to specifications. Adds tallow or diatomaceous earth to tank as required. Opens valves to force tallow by steam pressure through filter press to remove foreign material and into storage tank.


Should I be a Fat Pressroom Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Pressroom Worker, Pressroom Worker, Fat

    How to become a Fat Pressroom Worker

    Most Fat Pressroom Workers 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:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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