Clarifier Operator

Control equipment that recover soda from mud separated from alumina liquor.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Clarifier Operators do?

Controls equipment that separates mud from alumina liquor and recovers soda from mud: Pumps thickened mud to washers and turns valves to regulate flow of water into washers. Turns valves to release specified amount of mud into washers to maintain sludge balance. Turns valves to pump sediments from washer into earthen thickeners. Opens valves to introduce starch into mud settlement and to regulate flow of milk of lime at specified rates. Lubricates valves and adjusts packing glands, using grease guns and wrench.


Should I be a Clarifier Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Clarifier Operator

    Most Clarifier 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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