Bleacher Operator

Tend tanks in which liquid and solid chemicals are bleached.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bleacher Operators do?

Tends tanks in which liquid and solid chemicals are bleached: Pumps specified amounts of liquid materials into tank. Dumps or scoops preweighed solids into feed hopper and starts agitator to mix ingredients for prescribed time. Observes temperature recorder and turns steam valves to maintain mixture at specified temperature. May drain sample of product for laboratory analysis. May pump product to storage tanks or to other equipment for further processing. May record weight of material used and bleaching time.

Should I be a Bleacher Operator?

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.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Bleach Plant Operator, Bump-Grader Operator, Degreaser Operator

    How to become a Bleacher Operator

    Most Bleacher Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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