Head Filter-Press Tender

Tend filter presses that remove solids like carbons and filtracells.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Head Filter-Press Tenders do?

Tends filter presses that remove solids, such as carbon, proteins, and filtracell, from solution to produce glucose syrup of standard color and clarity: Turns valves to control flow of material through press. Folds and jams edges of filter cloths between plates to seal leaks in press, using sharp-edged tool. Observes gauges for increased pressure which indicate need for cleaning presses, and notifies PRESS PULLERS when cleaning is required. Starts agitator and pumps that transfer filtrate into tank. Washes filter cloths in washing machine. May add activated carbon to tank to decolorize filtrate. May tend vacuum or cloth filter press that removes water from corn tailings used in preparing stock feed and be known as Press Tender, Head, Feed House.


Should I be a Head Filter-Press Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Filter-Press Tender, Head, Head Filter Press Tender, Press Tender, Head, Feed House

    How to become a Head Filter-Press Tender

    Most Head Filter-Press 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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