Acid Extractor

Control equipment to recover tar acids from coal-tar oils.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Acid Extractors do?

Controls equipment, such as washers, rectifiers, acid pots, and mixing tanks arranged in series to recover tar acids from coal-tar oils: Starts pumps to circulate oil through equipment, and opens valves at various stages to treat oil with chemicals, carbon dioxide, and steam, according to specified instrument readings. Performs routine tests at different processing stages to determine effectiveness of treatment. Samples products for laboratory analysis, and interprets results of analyses to make adjustments in processing operations and to control quality and quantity of production. Inspects equipment for operating efficiency, lubricates equipment, and makes minor repairs and adjustments.

Should I be an Acid Extractor?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Acidulator, Corn-Oil Extractor

    How to become an Acid Extractor

    Most Acid Extractors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gibaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29|associate%27s+%2811%25%29|bachelor%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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