Shellfish Meats Separator Operator

Tend machines that separate shell particles and sand from shellfish meats.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Shellfish Meats Separator Operators do?

Tends machine that separates shell particles and sand from shellfish meats, by water and air agitation, preparatory to blanching and canning or freezing: Turns valves to admit water and air to separator vat as shelled meats are dumped into it from peeling machine or by another worker. Adjusts air volume and operating time according to bulk and cleanliness of meats in vat. Moves floating meats to conveyor by hand, or by using wooden paddle. Drains vat to remove shells and sand from bottom.


Should I be a Shellfish Meats Separator 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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Separator Operator, Shellfish Meats, Shellfish Meat Separator Operator

    How to Become a
    Shellfish Meats Separator Operator

    Most Shellfish Meats Separator 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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