Fermenter Operator

Tend fermenting tanks.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $65,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fermenter Operators do?

Tends fermenting tanks and auxiliary equipment to produce active constituent of antibiotic drug products: Starts agitator fermenting and mixing tanks and adds prescribed quantities of ingredients, such as salt, sugar, and yeast. Turns valves and starts pumps to transfer mixture to fermenting tank and maintain specified temperature in tanks for prescribed time. Opens valves to admit water, liquid seed antibiotic, and foam-preventing oil, according to critical plant specifications. Unbolts lid of fermenter tank and measures level of solution, using dipstick. Turns valves to transfer mixture to crystallization tank for further processing.

Should I be a Fermenter Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Desulphurizer Operator, Filteration Operator

    How to become a Fermenter Operator

    Most Fermenter 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:9icaaa&chl=no+college+%2885%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,85,85
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