Dairy Products Manufacturing Workers

Dairy products manufacturing workers set up, operate, and tend continuous-flow or vat-type equipment to process milk, cream, butter, cheese, ice cream, and other dairy products following specified methods and formulas.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Dairy Processing Equipment Operators
Duties Operate machines to process milk and other dairy products; test and pasteurize milk; prepare products for shipping.
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all geographic locations, but primarily in rural areas
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Experience On-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Hands On
  • Technical
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements Pass physical exam; must be free of contagious diseases
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Supervisor
  • Machine Operator
  • Repair Worker
  • Dairy Products Laborer
  • Dairy Helper

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