Tank Truck Milk-Receiver

Tend pumps that pump incoming milk from tank trucks to storage tanks.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tank Truck Milk-Receivers do?

Tends pump that pumps incoming milk from tank trucks to storage tank, and computes and records volume of milk received: Weighs loaded truck on platform scale and records weight on record sheet. Dips and pours sample of milk from vent hole of truck into bottle for laboratory analysis. Tastes and takes temperature of milk, and records taste data and temperature reading. Connects plastic hose between sanitary valves of truck and storage tank, starts pump, and turns valves to transfer milk to tank. Stops pump when transfer is completed, reads milk-flow meter, and records volume pumped on record sheet. Disconnects plastic hose from truck tank and connects nozzle of tank-cleaning system to vent hole of tank. Starts equipment that automatically rinses, washes, and sanitizes interior of tank. Removes nozzle and seals vent hole. Washes exterior of truck and pumping equipment, using brushes, detergent solution, and water hose. Weighs empty truck and records weight. Computes difference between loaded and unloaded weights of truck to verify accuracy of meter.

Should I be a Tank Truck Milk-Receiver?

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.
  • 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: Milk-Receiver, Tank Truck, Tank Truck Milk Receiver

    How to become a Tank Truck Milk-Receiver

    Most Tank Truck Milk-Receivers 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:9ejaaa&chl=no+college+%2861%25%29|certificate+%2830%25%29|associate%27s+%289%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,61,61
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