Contact Acid Plant Operator

Tend automatic equipment that produce sulfuric acids.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $65,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Contact Acid Plant Operators do?

Tends automatic equipment that produces sulfuric acid by contact process: Turns valves and moves levers to start and stop flow of liquids and gases through converter, heat exchangers, absorber, cooler, and related equipment as indicated. Monitors lights, gauges, and recording instruments on control panel to determine that temperature, steam pressure, and flow of materials through system conform to plant standards. Patrols equipment area and records gauge readings at specified intervals for operating log. Collects sample of product for laboratory analysis and performs tests to determine specific gravity and percentage of sulfuric acid being processed. Periodically examines emission exits to determine that anti-pollution standards are met.


Should I be a Contact Acid Plant Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Acid Concentrator, Acid Condenser, Acid Operator, Acid Plant Operator, Acid Recovery Operator, Acid Regenerator See More

    How to Become a
    Contact Acid Plant Operator

    Most Contact Acid Plant 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:9icaaa&chl=no+college+%2885%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,85,85
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