Grease and Tallow Pumper

Tend pumps to transfer greases from rendering tanks to storage tanks.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Grease and Tallow Pumpers do?

Tends pumps to transfer grease and tallow from rendering tank to storage tanks, tankcars, and shipping containers: Turns valves and starts pumps to start flow of material; stops flow when material reaches specified level. Observes measuring gauge reading on storage tank or measures material, using measuring rod, and compares reading with conversion chart to determine poundage pumped. Records poundage stored and shipped.


Should I be a Grease and Tallow Pumper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Grease and Tallow Pumper

    Most Grease and Tallow Pumpers 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:9chaaa&chl=no+college+%2887%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%2810%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,87,87
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