Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders
Salary Median (2020)
Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)
+1.4% (little or no change)
Most Common Level of Education
High school diploma or equivalent
What Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders Do
Operate or tend machines to wash or clean products, such as barrels or kegs, glass items, tin plate, food, pulp, coal, plastic, or rubber, to remove impurities.
Other Job Titles Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders May Have
Anodizer, Clean in Places Operator (CIP Operator), Filler Operator, Parts Cleaner, Sanitation Technician, Sanitation Worker, Sanitizer, Tub Wash Operator, Tub Washer, Wash Crew Person
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
- Add specified amounts of chemicals to equipment at required times to maintain solution levels and concentrations.
- Observe machine operations, gauges, or thermometers, and adjust controls to maintain specified conditions.
- Set controls to regulate temperature and length of cycles, and start conveyors, pumps, agitators, and machines.
- Drain, clean, and refill machines or tanks at designated intervals, using cleaning solutions or water.
- Operate or tend machines to wash and remove impurities from items such as barrels or kegs, glass products, tin plate surfaces, dried fruit, pulp, animal stock, coal, manufactured articles, plastic, or rubber.
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