Chlorinator Operator

Control equipment in which chemicals or other materials are chlorinated.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Chlorinator Operators do?

Controls equipment in which chemicals or other materials are chlorinated by reaction with chlorine gas: Pumps specified amounts of chemicals to chlorinator. Reads flowmeter and opens valves to regulate flow of chlorine and rate of chlorination reaction. Reads temperature gauges and turns steam and coolant valves to maintain reaction within specified temperature range. Tests sample of product for specific gravity and for boiling or freezing point, using hydrometer and thermometer. Observes color of product to determine when chlorination is completed. Records operating data, such as temperature and pressure in chlorinator and related equipment. May operate auxiliary units, such as vaporizer, filters, stills, and stripping columns. May be designated according to product formed as Bleach Chlorinator; Sulfur-Chloride Operator.

Should I be a Chlorinator 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: Bleach Chlorinator, Chip Separator, Chlorobutadiene-Scrubber Operator

    How to become a Chlorinator Operator

    Chlorinator Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Chlorinator Operator-related education!
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