Pasteurizer

Tend equipment that pasteurize, incubate, and blend sweet or sour milks.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pasteurizers do?

Tends equipment that pasteurizes, incubates, and blends sweet or sour milk for use in manufacture of margarine: Opens valve to pump prescribed amount of water into tank and adds preweighed powdered milk or opens valve to pump fresh milk or reconstituted powdered milk into tank. Starts agitator. Turns steam valve to heat batch to designated temperature for specified period of time. Admits water into cooling system to reduce heat of batch to storage temperature. Adds specified culture of mixture to produce batch of sour milk. Pumps sweet and sour milk mixture into mixing tank preparatory to churning. Records number of batches produced. May clean and sterilize tank and auxiliary equipment, using steel wool, detergent, and caustic soda solution.


Should I be a Pasteurizer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Milk Pasteurizer, Pasteurizer Operator

    How to become a Pasteurizer

    Most Pasteurizers 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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