Chemical Preparer

Tend equipment that compound ingredients into chemical solutions.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Chemical Preparers do?

Tends equipment that compounds ingredients into chemical solutions used as adhesive or conductive coatings for electron tubes: Weighs and measures specified type and quantity of liquid and powdered ingredients. Pours, dumps, or pumps ingredients into mixing equipment. Starts equipment that compounds chemical ingredients and deionized water into chemical solutions, such as frit or conductive graphite. Tests mixture for conformance to prescribed standards, using testing devices, such as pH meter, resistivity meter, titration apparatus, colorimeter, thermometer, and viscometer. Pours compounded product into containers for application to tube seams, funnel, or ceramic parts by other workers.


Should I be a Chemical Preparer?

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.
  • 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.

  • How to become a Chemical Preparer

    Most Chemical Preparers 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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