License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing
Still Machine Setter
License required in 2 states
96th most burdensome licensing requirements
96th most heavily regulated occupation
(Last updated April 24, 2012)
Still machine setters set up, operate or tend continuous flow or vat-type 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. This may include dairy processing equipment operators.
Only two states license still machine setters, California and Washington, both for those operating pasteurizing equipment. The requirements are minimal fees and two exams in California and just fees in Washington, making the occupation one of the least widely and onerously licensed among those studied.