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Separating and Filtering Machine Workers
(SOC Code : 51-9012)
in California

Set up, operate, or tend continuous flow or vat-type equipment; filter presses; shaker screens; centrifuges; condenser tubes; precipitating, fermenting, or evaporating tanks; scrubbing towers; or batch stills. These machines extract, sort, or separate liquids, gases, or solids from other materials to recover a refined product. Include dairy processing equipment operators. Exclude "Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders" (51-9011).

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20221st Qtr$26.84$18.81$24.02$31.02

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeTotal Job Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2018 - 20289,10010,7001,60017.612,960

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Pasteurizer`s LicenseDepartment of Food and Agriculture
Division of Animal Health and Food Safety Services
Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch
https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/Milk_and_Dairy_Food_Safety/index.html

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing4,38455.2%
Dairy Product Manufacturing 12014.4%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting10,5325.9%
Waste Management and Remediation Service2,4734.3%
Other Food Manufacturing 1,9432.9%
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing 4772.6%
Employment Services 4,8121.5%
Fruit, Vegetable, & Specialty Foods Mfg 1861.1%

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About This Occupation (from O*NET - The Occupation Information Network)[Top]
Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Operate machines to process materials in compliance with applicable safety, energy, or environmental regulations.
Set up or adjust machine controls to regulate conditions such as material flow, temperature, or pressure.
Monitor material flow or instruments such as temperature or pressure gauges, indicators, or meters to ensure optimal processing conditions.
Start agitators, shakers, conveyors, pumps, or centrifuge machines, then turn valves or move controls to admit, drain, separate, filter, clarify, mix, or transfer materials.
Examine samples visually or by hand to verify qualities such as clarity, cleanliness, consistency, dryness, and texture.
Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis.
Maintain logs of instrument readings, test results, and shift production, and send production information to computer databases.
Turn valves or move controls to admit, drain, separate, filter, clarify, mix, or transfer materials.
Test samples to determine viscosity, acidity, specific gravity, or degree of concentration, using test equipment such as viscometers, pH meters, or hydrometers.
Measure or weigh materials to be refined, mixed, transferred, stored, or otherwise processed.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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