• Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 50,970
    $31,960 range bar $77,090
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Slow Growing
  • Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders set up, operate, or tend machines that extract, sort, or separate liquids, gases, or solids from other materials to recover a refined product.

What do they typically do

  • Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis
  • Set up or adjust machine controls to regulate conditions such as material flow, temperature, or pressure
  • Measure or weigh materials to be refined, mixed, transferred, stored, or otherwise processed
  • Examine samples visually or by hand to check qualities like clarity, cleanliness, consistency, dryness, and texture
  • Test samples using test equipment such as viscometers, pH meters, or hydrometers
  • Start machines and then turn valves or move controls to admit, drain, separate, filter, clarify, mix, or transfer materials
  • Keep logs of instrument readings, test results, and shift production, and send production information to computer databases
  • Monitor material flow or instruments such as temperature or pressure gauges, indicators, or meters to ensure the best processing conditions

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth -0.3%
Job Opening 211

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
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