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Buttermaker Continuous Churn Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$32,590 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Buttermaker Continuous Churn is $32,590 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Buttermaker Continuous Churn is between $25,164 and $38,625. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Operates continuous churn to produce butter of specified grade and quality, and performs quality control tests: starts agitator of salt injector and fills tank of injector with salt solution.
  • Turns valve control and starts pump to move cream from storage tank to churn.
  • Presses switches to start beater and extruders of churn, and adjusts controls while monitoring gauge and ammeter to regulate churn speed.
  • Connects salt injector tube to extruder of churn and starts salt injector pump.
  • Raises or lowers nozzle to adjust height of buttermilk drainpipe to control level of buttermilk in extruder, using wrenches.
  • Observes butter granules dropping from beater section to ensure that beater is operating efficiently.
  • Removes sample of butter from discharge of churn and performs standardized tests for moisture, butterfat, and color content.
  • Tastes butter to detect undesirable flavors and to ensure required salt level.
  • Rubs sample of butter between thumb and finger to determine if texture meets specifications.
  • Turns control knobs to adjust speed of beater, speed of salt pump, height of buttermilk discharge pipe, or adds vegetable color to salt solution to ensure butter meets specifications.
  • Observes and listens to churn to detect possible malfunctions, such as leaks or plugging, and reports malfunctions or undesirable taste to supervisor.
  • Mixes salt and water, according to formula, to maintain stock of solution.
  • Records production and test data on record sheet.
Buttermaker Continuous Churn Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 129,490

Estimated population of Buttermaker Continuous Churn jobs: 47,845

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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