Chemical Reclamation Equipment Operator

Tend equipment that distill solvents and etch gold from PCB's.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Chemical Reclamation Equipment Operators do?

Tends equipment that distills printed circuit board processing solvents from PCB processing waste solutions and etches gold from PCB’s to reclaim gold and solvents: Places gold covered board section in drum and inserts drum in agitation system of rinse tank manually, and presses button to start and stop agitation at specified interval to rinse boards. Removes drum from rinse tank and places drum in agitator system of reclamation tank. Pushes button to start and stop agitator at specified interval to remove gold from boards. Removes drum from reclamation tank and places drum in agitator system of rinse tank. Pushes button to start and stop agitation system at specified interval to rinse boards. Removes drum from rinse tank and places PCB’s into barrel. Pushes switch on rinse tank to pump gold solution from tank into empty barrel. Pushes buttons on still to start pumps and equipment that distill PCB processing solvents from solutions. Observes gauges on panel indicating collection barrels are full and presses button to shut off system.


Should I be a Chemical Reclamation Equipment Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Degreasing-Solution Reclaimer

    How to Become a
    Chemical Reclamation Equipment Operator

    Most Chemical Reclamation Equipment 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:9gibaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29|associate%27s+%2811%25%29|bachelor%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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