Screener Operator

Tend machines that segregate particles of dry materials.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Screener Operators do?

Tends machine that segregates particles of dry materials, such as sand, powdered minerals, feed, resins, and chemicals, into batches of uniform size by sifting through one or more oscillating screens: Bolts or clamps screen of specified mesh to frame, using handtools. Pours or shovels specified quantities of material into hoppers or onto feed conveyor of machine, manually or using hoist or lift truck. Positions takeoff conveyor, bins, or drums under screens to receive sifted material. Throws switch to activate takeoff conveyor or removes full containers manually or using hoist or truck. May measure or weigh and maintain records of material sifted. May lubricate machine and conveyors.


Should I be a Screener Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Gas-Scrubber Operator, Granulated-Tobacco Screener

    How to become a Screener Operator

    Most Screener 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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