Filter Tender

Tend rotary vacuums and drums that purify liquid sugars.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Filter Tenders do?

Tends rotary vacuum and drum or leaf pressure filters that purify liquid sugars: Turns valves to control flow of materials through filters during semiautomatic or manual operation of equipment, as instructed. Observes liquid sugar flowing through filters to detect cloudiness and turns valves to regulate flow, recirculate filtrate, or bypass filter for cleaning. Moves levers to raise filter covers and cleans filter, using hot water hose.

Should I be a Filter Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Filter Tank Tender

    How to become a Filter Tender

    Most Filter Tenders 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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