Coating Operator

Tend battery of mixing vessels that mix chemicals with process catalysts.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Coating Operators do?

Tends battery of mixing vessels that mix chemical solutions with process catalysts to apply chemical coating, such as alumina: Starts pump to admit coating solution to automatic measuring tank and to transfer solution from measuring tank to coating vessel. Starts agitator to mix solution. Draws sample from coating vessel, using dipstick, and tests for specified balance between acidity and alkalinity, using pH meter. Turns valve to add solutions to coating vessel until required balance is achieved. Stops agitator and pumps mixture to storage tanks after specified mixing time. Records processing time and pH reading on operating record.


Should I be a Coating Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Graining Operator, Grinding Operator, Issuing Operator

    How to become a Coating Operator

    Most Coating 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: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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