Pellet Press Operator

Tend hydraulic presses that form, granulate, and size calcium chloride.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pellet Press Operators do?

Tends hydraulic press and auxiliary equipment that forms, granulates, and sizes calcium chloride prior to use in chemical processing: Starts automatically fed ram press that forms calcium chloride into pellets. Examines pellets ejected from press and turns dials that regulate length of ram stroke and control cooling of press, according to specifications. Tends jaw crusher, granulator, and screens that crush, granulate, and screen calcium chloride to produce granules of specified size. Lubricates and repairs equipment, using handtools. Places drums under chute to fill with finished product for shipment, storage, or further processing.


Should I be a Pellet Press Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • 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.

  • How to become a Pellet Press Operator

    Most Pellet Press Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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