Percolator Operator

Operate percolating equipment.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Percolator Operators do?

Operates percolating equipment to produce liquid mixture of water, grain, and other ingredients according to formula, as part of cereal-manufacturing process: Starts agitator and turns valves to draw premeasured amounts of milled grain, water, and other ingredients into percolating vessel. Sets temperature regulator of vessel at specified setting. Turns valve at bottom of tank to draw off liquid percolate into storage tanks. Tests sample of percolate, using hydrometer, to determine concentration of liquid filter bed and turns valve to shut off percolate flowing to storage tanks when hydrometer indicates ingredients in filter bed are exhausted. Pulls lever to dump spent grain mixture into handtruck.

Should I be a Percolator Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to become a Percolator Operator

    Most Percolator Operators 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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