Filter Helper

Tend filters that removes excess waters from activated carbon slurries.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Filter Helpers do?

Tends filter that removes excess water from activated carbon slurry, preparatory to drying, for variety of industrial and consumer applications: Moves lever to transfer carbon slurry from discharge chute onto revolving filter cloth. Raises and lowers spreader gate to spread carbon uniformly over surface of filter cloth. Dumps bags of processed carbon onto conveyor leading to shipping or storage area. Monitors vacuum gauge on filter and observes color of wash water to detect leaks in cloth. Scrapes carbon from surface of cloth, using wood paddle, to examine for leaks and other damage or wear. Flushes filter cloth with water hose preparatory to changing cloths.


Should I be a Filter Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Lacquer Filterer, Resin Filterer, Whiskey Filterer

    How to become a Filter Helper

    Most Filter 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:9gibaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29|associate%27s+%2811%25%29|bachelor%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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