CD Reactor Operator

Tend catalytic reactors as directed by Head CD Reactor Operator.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $65,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do CD Reactor Operators do?

Tends catalytic reactor that converts monovinylacetylene into unpolymerized constituent of neoprene rubber as directed by CD-REACTOR OPERATOR, HEAD: Moves equipment controls to start and shut down reactor components in sequence as directed. Gauges catalyst level in reactors and patrols area to record instrument readings in operating log. Collects and titrates samples of catalyst to facilitate process adjustments and production of product meeting specified standards. Starts pumps to discharge and recharge catalyst in reactors and calcium chloride in driers and scrubber towers. Drains and flushes process lines and equipment, using water, steam hoses, and nitrogen-sweeping equipment. Inventories supplies received and consumed.


Should I be a CD Reactor Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: C D Reactor Operator, Regeneration Operator, Ripening Room Operator, Styrene-Dehydration-Reactor Operator

    How to become a CD Reactor Operator

    Most CD Reactor 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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