Boiler

Control kettles to boil soap ingredients.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Boilers do?

Controls kettles to boil soap ingredients, such as lye, resin, palm oil, and tallow, to specified consistency: Opens valves to fill kettle with ingredients in specified amounts, and weighs and dumps ingredients in kettle, using scale. Opens steam valve to heat kettle to specified temperature. Observes boiling rate, reads temperature gauges, and turns valves to maintain temperature within critical limits. Boils ingredient for specified time and draws and tests sample for consistency, specific gravity, and chemical content, using laboratory equipment, such as hydrometer. Starts pumps and opens valves to transfer mixture to storage tanks. May stir ingredients with paddle.


Should I be a Boiler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Salt Boiler

    How to become a Boiler

    Most Boilers 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:a9baaa&chl=|no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,97
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