Chief Catalyst Operator

Manage workers engaged in operation of equipment to prepare catalysts.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Chief Catalyst Operators do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operation of equipment, such as impregnators, precipitators, dissolvers, crushers, washers, driers, and reduction furnaces, to prepare catalysts used in production of butadiene, styrene, and edible oils: Performs titration tests and takes pH readings of compounds to determine amounts of acids and neutralizers to be added to compounds for conformance to formula specifications. Calculates amount of catalyst produced, using laboratory reports and computations from standards chart. Directs workers pumping nitrogen through furnace lines to release hydrogen to prevent explosions. Trains workers in machine operation. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.


Should I be a Chief Catalyst Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • 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: Butadiene Operator, Chief, Catalyst Operator, Chief, Isobutylene Operator, Chief, System Operator, Chief

    How to become a Chief Catalyst Operator

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