Hydraulic Strainer Operator

Operate hydraulic filter machines to remove foreign matter from plastics.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hydraulic Strainer Operators do?

Operates hydraulic filter machine to remove foreign matter from plastics material: Cuts plastics dough into slabs, using knife, or rolls material into lump and packs it into cylinder. Selects and installs wire and cloth strainers and die heads in machine, according to type and form of material, using handtools. Adjusts controls of hydraulic ram, according to pressure gauge reading, and starts machine to force material through strainers. Cleans strainers, die head, and machine cylinder, using brushes, scrapers, and solvents. Records amounts and type of dough strained.

Should I be a Hydraulic Strainer 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • How to Become a
    Hydraulic Strainer Operator

    Hydraulic Strainer Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Hydraulic Strainer Operator-related education!
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