Still Operator

Tend batch stills to separate and condense vitamins or oils from fruits.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Still Operators do?

Tends batch stills and related equipment to separate and condense vitamins or oils from fruits or mint hay: Pumps or pours specified quantities of liquids into still. Observes thermostat and sets controls on instrument panel to maintain specified temperatures throughout distillation cycle and to control condensation. Draws samples of distillant for laboratory analysis. Observes color of distillant to determine when distillation is completed. Records operating data, such as weight, yield of product, gauge readings, and number of batches distilled.

Should I be a Still Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Still Operator

    Most Still Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:a9baaa&chl=|no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,97
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