Chemical Equipment Operators & Tenders
Chemical Operator, Operator, Production Operator, Production Technician
see titles from the Army, Marine Corps, or Navy.
Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer
Cryogenics Equipment Operator; Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer
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
- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Engineering and Technology
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
Arts and Humanities
- keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- listen and understand what people say
- communicate by speaking
- quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
- use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
- order or arrange things
Hand and Finger Use
- keep your arm or hand steady
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
- Self Control
- Stress Tolerance
You might use software like this on the job:
Electronic mail software
Word processing software
high school diploma/GED
Get started on your career:
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
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