Wash Mill Operator

Tend equipment that wash animal stocks used to make glue and gelatin.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wash Mill Operators do?

Tends equipment that washes animal stock used to make glue and gelatin: Turns valve to start continuous flush of water into tub to wash foreign materials from stock. Turns handwheel to actuate roller that kneads and turns stock in tub. Turns off water and roller after time necessary to reduce foreign material to required level. Drains water from tub and pumps specified amount of acid into tub to kill organisms in stock. Tests concentration of acid-sample in tub, using titration, burette, and pH indicator, and adds acid to tub when necessary. Drains acid from tub after prescribed time and washes stock with water.


Should I be a Wash Mill 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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Acid-Wash Operator, Tub Wash Operator

    How to become a Wash Mill Operator

    Most Wash Mill 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:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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