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Cleaning, Washing, & Metal Pickling Equipment Operators & Tenders

Also called: Clean in Places Operator (CIP Operator), Sanitation Technician, Sanitizer, Tub Wash Operator

What they 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.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.
  • Add specified amounts of chemicals to equipment at required times to maintain solution levels and concentrations.
  • Drain, clean, and refill machines or tanks at designated intervals, using cleaning solutions or water.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production
Business
  • management

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation

Technology

Examples of the technology used in this career will be available soon.

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma or
some high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$26,210
per year, on average
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