Plodder Operator

Set up and operate plodder machines to compress milled soap into bars.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Plodder Operators do?

Sets up and operates plodder machine to compress milled soap into bars: Unbolts head of machine and inserts specified plate that shapes and sizes bar. Opens valves to admit steam into heating coils, water to reduce heat caused by friction on compression screw, and create vacuum to draw soap through machine. Unbolts filter cap from machine and changes filter. Starts machine. Inspects compressed bars for specified color, size, and smoothness.


Should I be a Plodder 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Explosives Operator, Plodding Operator, Plycor Operator

    How to become a Plodder Operator

    Most Plodder 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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