Still Machine Setter, Dairy Equipment

License required in 3 states

89th most burdensome licensing requirements among moderate-income occupations

92nd most heavily regulated occupation among moderate-income occupations

What They Do

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. Within this category, this report looks at dairy processing equipment operators only.


Three states require a license to work as a dairy equipment still machine setter: California, Oregon and Washington. California and Oregon both require two exams, while Washington requires none. Oregon also sets a minimum age of 18 years. None of the states requires any education or experience. The three states require an average of $67 in fees. These requirements are the 89th most burdensome of the 102 occupations studied here. Also, because so few states license the occupation, it ranks as the 92nd most widely and onerously licensed.

License to Work

The data and information here come from IJ’s License to Work report, released in November 2017.

States Ranked by Average Licensing Burden for 102 Lower-Income Occupations

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Based on data released in November 2017

State Licensing Requirements

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Burden Rank State States Licensed Fees Estimated Calendar Days Lost Education Experience Exams Minimum Grade Minimum Age
1 California 3 $100 0 2 0 0
1 Oregon 3 $50 0 2 0 18
3 Washington 3 $50 0 0 0 0