Yeast Pusher

Tend equipment to transfer surplus yeast.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Yeast Pushers do?

Tends equipment to transfer surplus yeast from fermenting cellar to storage tanks in yeast drying plant: Couples hose between yeast tank and flow lines, using wrench. Opens valves on line to effect uninterrupted flow. Notifies yeast plant to prepare to receive yeast. Opens gravity-feed outlet valve to permit yeast to drop into storage tanks. Climbs into tank to spray yeast residue with water and pushes it to outlet to complete transfer, using water hose and paddle.

Should I be a Yeast Pusher?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Yeast Pusher

    Most Yeast Pushers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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