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Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators

Operate machines that separate, filter, and perform other processes on materials.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$24.95 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  5%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Monitor instruments to ensure proper production conditions.
  • Exchange information with colleagues.
  • Inspect production equipment.
  • Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products.
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