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Fermentation Operator Salary
in United Kingdom

£28,242 (GBP)

Average Salary

£14/hr

Average Hourly

£432

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 22, 2020

The average pay for a Fermentation Operator is £28,242 a year and £14 an hour in the United Kingdom. The average salary range for a Fermentation Operator is between £21,089 and £34,191. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United Kingdom.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Operates equipment to control fermentation process of sweet or sour mash inoculated with yeast to produce fermented mash for use in distillation of distilled liquors.
  • Pumps specified number of gallons of cooked mash and yeast into fermentation tank, simultaneously, to ensure that mash and yeast are thoroughly mixed together.
  • Opens valves to admit specified number of gallons of water into mixture, according to formula.
  • Opens valves to circulate steam through coil pipes in tank to heat mixture to prescribed temperature.
  • Turns valves to admit and control air pressure that agitates mixture as it ferments or to accelerate chemical reaction of yeast.
  • Observes gauges or dials to ascertain that prescribed temperature and gas pressure are remaining constant in tank.
  • Tests mash at prescribed intervals to determine temperature and specific gravity (proof), using thermometer and alcohol-proof hydrometer.
  • Compares test results with standard charts to determine when mixture is fully cooked.
  • Regulates steam, air, and gas pressure in tank to ensure that chemical reaction of yeast and fermentation process is taking place, according to formula.
  • Pumps sour mash into cistern tank, preparatory to distilling.
  • Cleans tanks by rinsing them with water.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
£32,741
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (abbreviated to UK or U.K.) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north­western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north­eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Fermentation Operator is £28,242 a year and £14 an hour in the United Kingdom. The average salary range for a Fermentation Operator is between £21,089 and £34,191. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United Kingdom.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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