Acid Polymerization Operator

Tend batch stills and polymerization vessels.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $65,000

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What do Acid Polymerization Operators do?

Tends batch still and polymerization vessel to distill and polymerize acrylic acid used in production of plastics: Tends laboratory-type batch still to vaporize and condense acrylic acid [BATCH-STILL OPERATOR I]. Measures amount of distillate, using burette or gauging rod, and pours distilled acid into water-jacketed polymerization vessel. Heats vessel to prescribed temperature, and adds specified quantity of reagents to effect polymerization. Draws samples of product for laboratory analysis. Turns valves to transfer polymerized acid to storage or processing areas.


Should I be an Acid Polymerization Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Alkylation Operator, Polymer Operator, Poly Operator

    How to Become an
    Acid Polymerization Operator

    Most Acid Polymerization Operators 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:9icaaa&chl=no+college+%2885%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,85,85
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