De-Ionizer Operator

Tend equipment that purify glycerins by deionization process.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do De-Ionizer Operators do?

Tends equipment that purifies glycerin by deionization process: Starts pumps to force glycerin slurry through resin beds in series of purification tanks. Observes flowmeters and pressure gauges, and adjusts controls as necessary to meet process standards. Tests slurry for acidity periodically, using litmus paper. Draws samples of purified glycerin for laboratory analysis. Back-flushes tanks with acid solution to regenerate resin, as necessary.


Should I be a De-Ionizer 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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Ammonium-Hydroxide Operator, Homogenizer Operator

    How to become a De-Ionizer Operator

    Most De-Ionizer 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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