Digestion Operator

Tend battery of digester vessels that dissolve bauxite in plant liquor.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Digestion Operators do?

Tends battery of digester vessels that dissolve bauxite in plant liquor: Turns valves on pumps to transfer liquor and bauxite slurry through heaters into digester vessels. Turns valves to inject milk of lime into vessels. Adjusts pumps and valves to circulate cleaning solution through process lines. Collects samples of slurry and alumina solution for laboratory analysis. Keeps log of operations.


Should I be a Digestion Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Digestion Operator

    Digestion Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Digestion Operator-related education!
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