Devulcanizer Tender

Tend devulcanizers that process ground scrap rubber.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $65,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Devulcanizer Tenders do?

Tends devulcanizers that process ground scrap rubber with chemical compounds under steam pressure to produce reclaim rubber: Turns valves and observes gauges to drain specified quantities of materials, such as oil, pigments, and water onto scrap rubber in devulcanizer. Closes and bolts loading hatch to seal devulcanizer. Turns valves and observes gauges to maintain specified operating temperature and release steam pressure when unloading devulcanizer. May attach specified cycle chart to automatic timer. Records production data. May open discharge valve, allowing steam pressure to blow devulcanized rubber into holding tank. May weigh and dump ground scrap rubber into devulcanizers [DEVULCANIZER CHARGER]. May tend high-pressure devulcanizer and be designated High-Pressure Devulcanizer Operator.


Should I be a Devulcanizer Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Acid Tender, Devulcanizer Loader, Devulcanizer Operator, Digester Charger, High-Pressure Devulcanizer Operator See More

    How to become a Devulcanizer Tender

    Most Devulcanizer Tenders 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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