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Digester Operator Salary
in Arkansas, United States

$31,787 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Digester Operator is $31,787 a year and $15 an hour in Arkansas, United States. The average salary range for a Digester Operator is between $24,059 and $38,158. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Arkansas, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Operates battery of stationary or rotary steam digesters to cook wood chips with soda ash or acid to make pulp for use in manufacture of paper and insulation board: signals digester-operator helper to charge digesters with specified amounts of chips and chemicals.
  • Turns valves or moves panel controls to admit steam into digesters, to raise temperature and pressure within specified limits, and to start rotary digesters.
  • Monitors temperature, flow, and pressure gauges and charts to ensure that chips are cooked according to specifications.
  • Tests samples of digester liquid by titration or standard color chart to determine completion of cooking process.
  • Opens valves of stationary digester to blow cooked pulp into pit, or pulls lever to tip rotary digester and dump contents.
  • Compiles production records.
  • May be designated according to process as cooker, soda; cooker, sulfate; cooker, sulfite.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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