Seed Yeast Operator

Tend series of tanks to inoculate molasses wort with pure yeast culture.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Seed Yeast Operators do?

Tends series of tanks to inoculate molasses wort with pure yeast culture to produce seed yeast for use in production of baker’s yeast: Pours molasses wort and chemicals into tank, according to formula, and adds yeast culture from flask. Observes thermometer on tank and opens valves to allow water to circulate in coils of tank to maintain specified temperature. Pumps air into tank to aerate yeast. Tests specific gravity of yeast, using hydrometer, and tests acidity of yeast, using pH meter. Adds required chemicals to adjust acidity when necessary. Pumps wort to successive tanks as yeast growth progresses. Submits samples of wort to laboratory for analysis.

Should I be a Seed Yeast Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Yeast-Culture Operator

    How to become a Seed Yeast Operator

    Most Seed Yeast 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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