Salt Washer

Tend machines that remove dirt and other foreign particles from salt.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Salt Washers do?

Tends machine that removes dirt and other foreign particles from salt prior to storage or processing into commercial products: Starts conveyor that transfers required quantity of salt into tank of water to prepare saline solution of specified density. Turns valve to admit cleaning solution into machine. Observes operation to detect equipment malfunction and to ensure that salt meets standards of cleanliness. Pumps dirty solution into tank and adds soda ash and lime to cause dirt and foreign matter to precipitate and settle. Draws sample of clean solution for laboratory analysis. May be designated according to stage of treatment at which salt is cleaned as Salt Washer, Harvesting Station; Salt Washer, Processing Station.


Should I be a Salt Washer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Salt Washer, Harvesting Station, Salt Washer, Processing Station

    How to become a Salt Washer

    Most Salt Washers 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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