Melt-House Drag Operator

Regulate flow of raw sugars from raw-sugar boxes to drags and elevators.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Melt-House Drag Operators do?

Regulates flow of raw sugar from raw-sugar box to drags and elevators: Starts drags. Lifts slide on raw-sugar box to allow sugar to fall on drags. Breaks up sugar lumps in box, using scraper. Shifts slides to rotate drawing of sugar from box and to prevent caking and buildups. Draws samples of raw sugar for laboratory analysis. Opens or closes slides to increase or decrease flow of sugar. Removes sugar strings from drag, scrolls, and grates and throws strings in waste container.


Should I be a Melt-House Drag 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Drag Down, Drag Out Man

    How to become a Melt-House Drag Operator

    Melt-House Drag 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 Melt-House Drag Operator-related education!
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