Yeast Washer

Tend equipment that wash, pasteurize, and cool yeast cream.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Yeast Washers do?

Tends equipment that washes, pasteurizes, and cools yeast cream used in manufacture of baker’s yeast and yeast food: Opens valve to pump yeast cream into tank, and adds water to yeast cream to remove traces of wort adhering to yeast cells. Pumps yeast cream and wash water to storage tank preparatory to centrifugal separation. Turns valves to admit steam into jacket of pasteurizer and circulate brine through cooling coils of cooler. Pumps yeast cream, that has been washed and separated from wash water, to pasteurizer and through cooling equipment to storage tank. Tests cream for acidity, using pH meter, and adds necessary chemicals to attain required acidity level.


Should I be a Yeast Washer?

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.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Apple Washer, Apricot Washer, Bottle Washer, Carrot Washer, Fig Washer, Keg Washer, Orange Washer, Oyster Washer See More

    How to become a Yeast Washer

    Most Yeast Washers 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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