Chemical equipment operators and tenders operate or tend equipment to control chemical changes or reactions in the processing of industrial or consumer products. The equipment used includes devulcanizers, steam-jacketed kettles, and reactor vessels.
Chemical operators operate equipment including devulcanizers, steam-jacketed kettles, and reactor vessels. to control chemical changes or reactions in the processing of industrial or consumer products.
A chemical equipment operator's job description entails operating equipment in which chemical changes or reactions take place during the processing of industrial or consumer products and recording operational data, such as temperatures, pressures, processing times, or test results. They patrol work areas to monitor operating conditions, draw samples of products for analysing, and adjust controls to regulate temperature, pressure, or flow of liquids or gases. They may also be required to carry out minor repairs or keep the work area clean.
A high school diploma is required with an internship under experienced workers. Skills needed are operations and control, monitoring and critical thinking for a decent chemical equipment operator salary. One should possess knowledge of production and processing, chemicals, mechanical and some computer knowledge.
Chemical equipment operators and tenders work in manufacturing industries on the production floor. The work environment can be hazardous and there can be exposed to chemicals, fumes and other pollutants. They need to wear personal protection equipment.
To be successful in an equipment operator job, one must be an experienced machine operator, with in-depth- knowledge of production procedures, analytical skills and be detail-oriented. They should be comfortable with teamwork and possess the physical stamina and strength to handle heavy equipment.
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