Filter Tank Operator

Tend filters that clean detergents.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Filter Tank Operators do?

Tends filter that cleans detergent used in toothpaste: Starts pumps that transfer toothpaste-detergent slurry to filter tank, and turns valve on vacuum line to draw liquid from slurry. Turns valves on feed lines to wash residual toothpaste detergent with specified solvent fluid. Shovels caked detergent into drum and clamps on lid. Weighs drum and records weight. Moves drum to storage area, using handtruck. Starts pumps to force filtrate liquid down through filter to stills to recover solvent. May record production data in log.

Should I be a Filter Tank Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Flotation Tank Operator, Mud Tank Operator, Tank Pumper, Tar-Heater Operator

    How to become a Filter Tank Operator

    Most Filter Tank 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: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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