Linseed Oil Refiner

Operate equipment that refine raw linseed oils.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Linseed Oil Refiners do?

Operates equipment that refines raw linseed oil for use in manufacture of paint, lacquers, white lead paste, and high-speed printing ink: Starts pump to transfer raw linseed oil from storage tank into refining tank, and starts agitator paddles. Opens valve to drain settled tar and foreign matter from tank. Opens tank steam valve to heat mixture. Sprays hot water over oil with hose to neutralize acid and allows water to settle. Opens valve to drain water from tank. Starts agitator paddles and adds dry neutralizing ingredients, such as whiting compound, powdered magnesia, and common salt. Observes material during refining process to determine if color and consistency meets standards, and removes sample for laboratory tests. Opens valve to permit oil to flow into storage tank. Sets thermostat and steam valve to maintain required temperature in storage tank.


Should I be a Linseed Oil Refiner?

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

  • How to become a Linseed Oil Refiner

    Linseed Oil Refiners 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 Linseed Oil Refiner-related education!
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