CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Separating/Filtering/Clarifying/Precipating Operator Tender

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Foods
Benchmark Title: Separating/Filtering/Clarifying/Precipating Operator Tender
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. Includes dairy processing equipment operators. Set or adjust machine controls to regulate conditions such as material flow, temperature, and pressure.
 
Monitor material flow and instruments such as temperature and pressure gauges, indicators, and meters, in order 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.
 
Test samples to determine viscosity, acidity, specific gravity, or degree of concentration, using test equipment such as viscometers, pH meters, and hydrometers.
 
Measure or weigh materials to be refined, mixed, transferred, stored, or otherwise processed.
 
Clean and sterilize tanks, screens, inflow pipes, production areas, and equipment, using hoses, brushes, scrapers, or chemical solutions.
 
Inspect machines and equipment for hazards, operating efficiency, malfunctions, wear, and leaks.
 
Dump, pour, or load specified amounts of refined or unrefined materials into equipment or containers for further processing or storage.
 
Connect pipes between vats and processing equipment.
 
Communicate processing instructions to other workers.
 
Remove clogs, defects, and impurities from machines, tanks, conveyors, screens, or other processing equipment.
 
Assemble fittings, valves, bowls, plates, disks, impeller shafts, and other parts to equipment in order to prepare equipment for operation.
 
Install and maintain or repair hoses, pumps, filters, or screens in order to maintain processing equipment, using hand tools.
 
Turn valves to pump sterilizing solutions and rinsewater through pipes and equipment, and to spray vats with atomizers.
 
Remove full bags or containers from discharge outlets, and replace them with empty ones.
 
Pack bottles into cartons or crates, using machines.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Foods
Benchmark Title: Separating/Filtering/Clarifying/Precipating Operator Tender
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Foods
Benchmark Title: Separating/Filtering/Clarifying/Precipating Operator Tender
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Foods
Benchmark Title: Separating/Filtering/Clarifying/Precipating Operator Tender
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Foods
Benchmark Title: Separating/Filtering/Clarifying/Precipating Operator Tender
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Data entry software Data base user interface and query software
 
Email software Electronic mail software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
Adjustable wrenches Adjustable wrenches
 
Claw hammers Hammers
 
Colorimeters Colorimeters
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Gauging rods Depth indicators
 
Graduated burets Laboratory burets
 
Grease guns Grease guns
 
Handheld refractometers Handheld refractometers or polarimeters
 
Hydrometers Hydrometers
 
Industrial platform scales Floor or platform scales
 
Locking pliers Locking pliers
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Phillips head screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Platform scales Floor or platform scales
 
Power drills Power drills
 
Ratchets Ratchets
 
Remote reading electronic thermometers Remote reading thermometers
 
Socket wrench sets Socket sets
 
Straight screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Viscosity meters Viscosimeters
 
Wire brushes Wire brushes
 
pH indicators pH meters
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Foods
Benchmark Title: Separating/Filtering/Clarifying/Precipating Operator Tender
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Foods
Benchmark Title: Separating/Filtering/Clarifying/Precipating Operator Tender
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Absorber Operator
Absorption Operator
Acetone Recovery Worker
Acetylene Plant Operator
Acid Extractor
Acid Purifier
Almond Blancher Operator
Almond Huller
Amalgamator
Ammonium Nitrate Crystallizer
Automatic Centrifugal Station Operator
Automatic Dry Starch Operator
Barley Steeper
Basin Operator
Batch Still Operator
Batch Tank Controller
Batch or Continuous Still Operator
Bath Mix Operator
Beer Brewer
Beer Cooler
Beer Maker
Beer Runner
Black Pickler
Blender / Cook
Boiling Tub Operator
Bolter
Bone Cooking Operator
Bone Glue Maker
Bottom Precipitator Operator
Brewer
Brewer Apprentice
Brewmaster
Brewmaster Assistant
Brine Tank Separator Operator
Butter Liquefier
Butter Maker
Buttermaker
Byproducts Pump Operator
Caramel Coloring Operator
Carbonation Equipment Operator
Carbonation Equipment Tender
Carbonator
Carbonizer
Catalyst Recovery Operator
Cellar Worker
Centrifugal Drier Operator
Centrifugal Machine Tender
Centrifugal Operator
Centrifugal Station Operator
Centrifuge Operator
Centrifuge Separator Operator
Centrifuge Separator Tender
Char Filter Operator
Char Filter Tank Tender
Cheese Maker
Chemical Operator
Chemical Reclamation Equipment Operator
Cherry Pitter
Chips Screen Tender
Cider Maker
Cider Press Operator
Clarifier
Clarifier Operator
Classifier Operator
Classifier Tender
Clean Rice Grader and Reel Tender
Coagulation Operator
Coal Washer
Cocoa Bean Cleaner
Cocoa Butter Filter Operator
Cocoa Press Operator
Concentrator Operator
Condenser Tube Tender
Cone Operator
Cone Runner
Cone Tender
Continuous Absorption Process Operator
Continuous Naphtha Treating Plant Recoverer
Cooker Operator
Cracking and Fanning Machine Operator
Cream Ripener
Cream Separator Operator
Crude Oil Treater
Cryolite Recovery Operator
Crystallizer Operator
Curing Bin Operator
Dairy Processing Equipment Operator
De-Alcholizer
De-Alcoholizer
De-Ionizer Operator
Decker Operator
Dehydration Plant Operator
Dehydration Unit Operator
Dehydrator Operator
Dehydrogenation Operator
Deodorizer
Deodorizer Operator
Deoiling Machine and Pasteurizing Machine Operator
Desulfurizer Operator
Dethistler Operator
Dewaterer Operator
Diffuser Operator
Digester Cook
Disintegrator Operator
Distillation Operator
Distiller
Distillery Worker
Dorr Operator
Drier Operator
Drum Loader and Unloader
Dry Starch Operator
Dryer Operator
Dust Collector Operator
Egg Breaking Machine Operator
Egg Pasteurizer
Electric Cell Tender
Evaporator
Evaporator Operator
Expeller Operator
Extracting Machine Operator
Extractor Machine Operator
Extractor Operator
Extractor Plant Operator
Extractor and Wringer Operator
Fat Purification Worker
Feather Separator
Fermentation Operator
Fermenter
Fermenting Cellar Dropper
Filler Machine Operator
Filter Helper
Filter Machine Operator
Filter Operator
Filter Plant Operator
Filter Press Operator
Filter Press Tender
Filter Tank Operator
Filter Tank Tender
Filter Tender
Filterer
Filtering Machine Tender
Finisher Operator
Flaker Operator
Flash-Drier Operator
Flavoring Oil Filterer
Flotation Operator
Flotation Tank Operator
Flotation Tender
Flusher
Fourdrinier Machine Operator
Fruit Preserver
Fruit Press Operator
Germination Worker
Glaze Handler
Gluten Settling Tender
Grader Tender
Grain Cleaner
Grain Processor
Grape Crusher
Grease Refiner Operator
Head Filter Press Tender
Head Filter Tank Tender Helper
Head Soft Sugar Operator
Head Still Operator
Heavy Media Operator
Hide Puller
Hollock Maker
Homogenizer Operator
Honey Extractor
Honey Processor
Hop Strainer
Hopper Attendant
Hot Wort Settler
Huller Operator
Hydrate Control Tender
Hydrogenation Still Operator
Irish Moss Operator
Iron Launder Operator
Jelly Filter Tender
Kettle Operator
Kettle Tender
Lard Bleacher
Lard Maker
Lard Refiner
Leach Cell Operator
Leach Runner
Leach Tank Tender
Leacher
Lead Recoverer
Lime Kiln Operator
Linseed Cake Trimmer
Linseed Oil Boiler
Linseed Oil Refiner
Linseed Oil Temperer
Linter Operator
Linter Tender
Liquor Blender
Liquor Bridge Operator
Liquor Gallery Operator
Liquor Maker
Liquor Rectifier
Lye Bath Operator
Lye Machine Operator
Lye Peel Operator
Machine Binder Stripper
Machine Stemmer
Machine Stripper
Machine Tender
Malt House Operator
Maltster
Manufacturing Assistant
Manufacturing Associate
Manufacturing Operator
Maple Sugar Maker
Maple Syrup Maker
Mash Filter Operator
Mash Processing Operator
Mash Tub Cooker
Mash Tub Cooker Operator
Masher
Master Brewer
Meal Room Hand
Meat Grading Machine Operator
Melter Operator
Mercury Purifier
Mercury Washer
Milk Condenser
Milk Pasteurizer
Milk Processor
Mill Operator
Molasses Coloring Operator
Molasses Preparer
Molybdenum Steamer Operator
Monitor and Storage Bin Tender
Monomer Purification Operator
Mud Tank Operator
Naphthalene Operator
Natural Gas Treating Unit Operator
Neutralizer
Nitroglycerin Separator Operator
Nut Sorter Operator
Oil Recovery Unit Operator
Oil Refinery Process Technician
Oil Separator
Oil Treater
Oilseed Meat Presser
Oliver Filter Operator
Opener
Ore Washer
Pan Operator
Paper Machine Tender
Paper Maker
Paraffin Plant Operator
Paraffin Plant Sweater Operator
Pasteurizer
Pasteurizing Machine Operator
Peanut Blancher
Percolator Operator
Plant Operator
Plasma Processing Centrifuge Operator
Platinum and Palladium Kettle Tender
Poacher Operator
Polyethylene Catalyst Filtration Operator
Pond Tender
Post-Process Operator
Potato Peeler
Potato Peeling Machine Operator
Precipitator
Press Puller
Pressure Tank Operator
Process Technician
Processing Operator
Processor
Pulp Mill Operator
Pulp Press Tender
Pulper Operator
Pulper Tender
Purification Operator
Purifier
Putter Out
Pyridine Operator
Pyridine Recovery Operator
Recovery Operator
Refinery Assistant Operator
Refinery Operator
Refinery Technician
Refining Machine Operator
Retort Operator
Rice Cleaning Machine Tender
Riddler
Riddler Operator
Riffler Tender
Ripening Room Attendant
Rouge Miller
Rouge Sifter
Rouge Sifter and Miller
Rough Rice Tender
Rum Processing Operator
Salt Washer
Saturator
Saturator Operator
Save All Operator
Scrap Handler
Screen Operator
Screen Room Operator
Screen Tender
Screener
Screener Operator
Seed Cleaner
Seed Cleaner Operator
Seed Yeast Operator
Separating Machine Operator
Separating and Filtering Machine Operator
Separator
Separator Operator
Separator Tender
Shaker
Shaker Tender
Sheller
Shellfish Meat Separator Operator
Sieve Grader Tender
Sifting Operator
Silica Filter Operator
Skin Peeling Machine Operator
Slime Plant Operator
Sludge Mill Operator
Smutter
Soda Dialyzer
Solvent Process Extractor Operator
Sorting Machine Operator
Spice Cleaner
Spiral Runner
Starch Factory Laborer
Starchmaker
Steep Tender
Stemmer
Stemming Machine Operator
Sterile Products Processor
Still Operator
Still Operator Helper
Still Tender
Strainer Tender
Stripper
Strong-Nitric Operator
Sublimer
Sugar Boiler
Sweater Operator
Syrup Maker
System Technician
Table Runner
Table Tender
Tallow Maker
Tallow Refiner
Tank Pumper
Tank Tender
Tapper
Tar Leveler
Tetryl Screen Operator
Thickener Operator
Thresher
Threshing Machine Operator
Time Cycle Operator
Tobacco Stemmer
Tobacco Stripper
Top Precipitator Operator
Treater
Turpentine Distiller
Utility Operator
Vacuum Conditioner Operator
Vacuum Filter Operator
Vacuum Pan Operator
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Vallez Filter Operator
Washer
Washer Operator
Washer and Crusher Tender
Washtub Worker
Water Filterer
Water Treatment Plant Operator
Wax Bleacher
Wax Pumper
Wet Plant Operator
Wet-End Operator
Wheelman
Whey Department Operator
Wine Cellar Worker
Wine Master
Winemaker
Winery Worker
Winterizer
Wringer Operator
Yeast Distiller
Yeast Fermentation Attendant
Zinc-Chloride Operator
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Foods
Benchmark Title: Separating/Filtering/Clarifying/Precipating Operator Tender
 
 
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