Batch-Still Operator I

Tend batch stills to separate liquids by distillation.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Batch-Still Operator Is do?

Tends batch stills to separate, by distillation, liquids having divergent volatilization temperatures: Pours specified types and quantities of materials into still. Observes thermostat and sets controls on instrument panel to maintain specified volatilization temperatures throughout distillation cycle and to control condensation of components. Draws samples of distilled liquids for laboratory analysis or performs refractometric or other tests, using standard procedure and equipment. Observes color of distillate to determine when distillate is completed. Records operating data, such as weight, yield of products, gauge readings, and number of batches distilled. May tend continuous-flow vacuum still. May be designated according to product distilled or formed as Ammonia-Still Operator; Crystallizer Operator II; Degreasing-Solution Reclaimer; Glycerin Operator.


Should I be a Batch-Still Operator I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Batch Still Operator, Batch-Still Operator II

    How to become a Batch-Still Operator I

    Most Batch-Still Operator Is 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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