Milk Receiver

Record weight of milks and tend machines that sterilize empty cans.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Milk Receivers do?

Dumps, weighs, and records weight of incoming milk received in milk cans by dairy, and tends washing machine that sterilizes empty cans: Presses switch to activate conveyor of can washing machine and turns valves to admit steam and water to machine. Presses switch to activate conveyor that moves individual producer’s milk cans from unloading dock to dumping station. Removes cover from each can, smells milk to detect sourness, and tilts can to dump milk into weigh tank. Places emptied cans and covers on conveyor of washing machine. Reads scale and records total weight of milk in producer’s shipment and identification number of producer on record sheet. Dips and pours sample of producer’s milk from weigh tank into bottle for laboratory analysis. Pulls lever to open valve and empty weigh tank. Cleans and lubricates washing machine and conveyors.


Should I be a Milk Receiver?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Milk Receiver

    Most Milk Receivers 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:9ejaaa&chl=no+college+%2861%25%29|certificate+%2830%25%29|associate%27s+%289%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,61,61
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