Skip navigation

Cleaning, Washing, & Metal Pickling Equipment Operators & Tenders

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

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:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

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
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
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:
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$28,550
$20,710
$45,190
Check out my state Local Salary Info Find Jobs

Explore More

See more details at O*NET OnLine about cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders.