Filter Washer and Presser

Tend equipment that clean and reshape cottons, silks, or woodpulps.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Filter Washer and Pressers do?

Tends equipment that cleans and reshapes cotton, silk, or woodpulp used as filtering material in filter press to filter liquids, such as alcoholic beverages, gelatin, and glue: Removes dirty filter cakes from filter press, using handtools. Transfers filter cakes from filter press, using handtruck, and drops filter cakes into prebreaker machine that reduces filter cakes to loose, wet pulp. Pumps wet pulp to washing machine. Opens valves to admit and circulate water or steam in washer. Opens screen-covered drain in bottom of washer and continues washing pulp until drain-water runs clear. Pumps clean pulp to storage tank. Opens valve to move pulp from storage tank into hydraulic press. Starts hydraulic press that squeezes water from pulp and forms pulp into filter cake. Removes clean filter cake from hydraulic press, and transfers clean filter cake to filter press, using handtruck. Washes filter press plates, using hose and hot water. Installs filter cake into filter press, using handtools.


Should I be a Filter Washer and Presser?

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: Filter-Press Pumper, Filter-Pulp Washer

    How to Become a
    Filter Washer and Presser

    Most Filter Washer and Pressers 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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