Screen Room Operator

Tend machines that separate sugar crystals according to grain size.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Screen Room Operators do?

Tends machines that separate sugar crystals, according to grain size: Observes machine vibrating screens to ascertain that sugar is flowing. Cleans screens with brush and regulates vibrations of screens to maintain flow. Changes screens by disconnecting sleeves, removing wing nuts, and hoisting cover, using block and tackle. Takes sample of screened sugar for laboratory analysis. Tightens machine parts loosened by vibration, using handtools.


Should I be a Screen Room Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Meal Room Hand

    How to become a Screen Room Operator

    Most Screen Room 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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