Blow Up Operator

Tend mixing equipment to form slurry for filtration process.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Blow Up Operators do?

Tends equipment that mixes diatomaceous earth, milk of lime, and acid with liquors and syrups to form slurry for filtration process: Turns valves to regulate flow of slurries through series of blow-up tanks, and to maintain temperature, content level, and air agitation in tanks. Adds milk of lime or phosphoric acid to slurry to obtain specified alkalinity. Tests slurries for density, using refractometer, and adds liquor or diatomaceous earth to maintain specified density. Tests samples of slurries to ascertain that specified purification is occurring. Records operating data on forms or blackboard. Prepares phosphoric acid solutions of specified concentration for use in filtration process. Cleans blocked lines and blow-ups.

Should I be a Blow Up Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Blow-Up Operator

    How to become a Blow Up Operator

    Most Blow Up 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:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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