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Retort Operator Salary
in Nebraska, United States

$33,883 (USD)

Average Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly

$461

Average Bonus

Last updated: February 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Retort Operator is $33,883 a year and $16 an hour in Nebraska, United States. The average salary range for a Retort Operator is between $25,576 and $40,743. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Retort Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Nebraska, United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Controls retort chamber (steam pressure cooker) to cook canned foods according to specifications: pushes trucks or lowers baskets using hoist, or presses buttons to start conveyorized flow of canned foods into chamber of retort.
  • Closes retort door or lid, and turns wheels or moves levers to seal chamber.
  • Observes dials and thermometers, and turns valves to admit steam to retort, and control temperature, pressure, and cooking time.
  • Turns valves to release steam and admit cooling water into chamber to prevent overcooking at end of cooking cycle.
  • May open retort and move basket of canned food to cooling trough, using hoist.
  • May record items such as retort number, can size and grade designation, cooking time, and number of pounds pressure on canning report.
Retort Operator Job Prevalence in Nebraska, United States

Job family: Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 33,340

Estimated population of Retort Operator jobs: 620

Rate of error: 4.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$39,279
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

Retort Operator Job Listings for Nebraska, United States

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