Lard Refiner

Tend equipment that cook animal fat, and filter and bleach oil.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Lard Refiners do?

Tends equipment that cooks animal fat, and filters and bleaches oil: Cooks fat in steam-jacketed kettle. Turns valve to admit rendered oil to agitator tank. Starts agitator, and turns valve to heat tank. Dumps specified amount of fuller’s earth into tank. Turns valves to transfer oil through filter drums into storage tank. May add preservative solution to lard in mixing tank and press button to blend ingredients. May be designated according to material handled as Oleo-Hasher-And-Renderer.


Should I be a Lard Refiner?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Tallow Refiner, Whiskey-Regauger

    How to become a Lard Refiner

    Most Lard Refiners 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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