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Qualification: Balanced SOC code: 519012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Occupation is Green

Set up, operate, or tend continuous flow or vattype 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. Excludes “Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders" (519011).

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: High school diploma or equivalent. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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*How we calculate wages - Source data for wages come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey and are subject to restrictions and limitations of the survey. Self-employment, private households and agricultural employment, except for agricultural services, are excluded from OES. All wage estimations are adjusted as of March 2013. Learn more.

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Qualification status for Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders in the other WDAs included below, for relevant areas.
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QualificationSoc area
Balanced Seattle King WDA: King County
Demand Benton- Franklin WDA: Benton, Franklin counties
Balanced Northwest WDA I: Whatcom county
Balanced Southwest WDA I: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Demand North Central WDA I: Chelan/Douglas counties
Demand South Central WDA I: Kittitas County
Balanced Northwest WDA II: Skagit county
Balanced Southwest WDA II: Clark County
Demand North Central WDA II: Grant, Adams counties
Demand South Central WDA II: Klickitat County
Balanced Northwest WDA III: Island, San Juan counties
Demand North Central WDA III: Okanogan County
Demand South Central WDA III: Skamania County
Demand South Central WDA IV: Yakima County
Demand Eastern Washington WDA I: Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Lincoln counties
Demand Eastern Washington WDA II: Asotin, Garfield, Whitman counties
Demand Eastern Washington WDA III: Columbia