CAREER

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$50,510

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+1.7% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders Do

Operate or tend equipment to control chemical changes or reactions in the processing of industrial or consumer products. Equipment used includes devulcanizers, steam-jacketed kettles, and reactor vessels.

Other Job Titles Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders May Have

Chemical Operator, Chlorination Operator, Multiskill Operator, Outside Operator, Process Operator, Spray Dry Operator, Vessel Operator

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Observe safety precautions to prevent fires or explosions.
  • Record operational data, such as temperatures, pressures, ingredients used, processing times, or test results.
  • Control or operate equipment in which chemical changes or reactions take place during the processing of industrial or consumer products.
  • Patrol work areas to detect leaks or equipment malfunctions or to monitor operating conditions.
  • Draw samples of products at specified stages so that analyses can be performed.

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