Caustic Operator

Immerse plastic sheets into tanks containing heated caustic solutions.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $65,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Caustic Operators do?

Immerses plastics sheets into tank containing heated caustic solution to impart finish to sheet surface: Places sheets into tank. Tests water temperature and solution concentration, using thermometer and hydrometer. Turns steam valve to regulate temperature and adds water or caustic solution to maintain specified concentration of solution. Removes sheets from tank after specified time and places them in rinse tub or under water spray. Stacks rinsed sheets on absorbent cardboard preparatory to drying and inspection.


Should I be a Caustic Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

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    How to become a Caustic Operator

    Most Caustic 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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