Lard Bleacher

Tend equipment that bleach and filter unrefined lard or edible oil.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Lard Bleachers do?

Tends equipment that bleaches and filters unrefined lard or edible oil: Starts pumps to draw unrefined material from storage tank into bleaching kettle. Dumps prescribed amount of fuller’s earth into kettle to absorb impurities in material. Starts agitators to mix materials. Turns valves to allow steam or cool water to circulate through bleacher coils to heat or cool material to specified temperature. Draws sample of material for laboratory analysis. Dumps additional fuller’s earth in kettle as directed. Inserts new filter cloths on filter plates. Starts pumps to draw material from bleaching kettle and force it through filter-press. Starts pumps to drain bleached and filtered material from filter-press tank into storage tank.


Should I be a Lard Bleacher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Bleacher, Lard

    How to become a Lard Bleacher

    Most Lard Bleachers 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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