Chemical Equipment Operators & Tenders
Also called: Chemical Operator, Production Operator, Production Technician, Vessel Operator
In the Navy: Automated Electrolytic Oxygen Generator (AEOG) Maintenance Technician
What they 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.
On the job, you would:
- Adjust controls to regulate temperature, pressure, feed, or flow of liquids or gases and times of prescribed reactions, according to knowledge of equipment and processes.
- Observe safety precautions to prevent fires or explosions.
- Monitor gauges, recording instruments, flowmeters, or products to ensure that specified conditions are maintained.
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Safety and Government
Arts and Humanities
Ideas and Logic
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Electronic mail software
Word processing software
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
You might like a career in one of these industries:
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