Dust Collector Treater

Assist Dust-Collector Operator in collecting metallic dust particles.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Dust Collector Treaters do?

Assists DUST-COLLECTOR OPERATOR in collecting metallic dust particles from fumes of smelting copper ore: Pushes switches to shut off electric current to precipitators, and observes amount of dust accumulated on electrode pipes and plates. Pulls levers to start hammers that knock dust from electrodes into collecting chambers. Opens chamber doors and blows down dust remaining in chamber, using airhose. Replaces broken wires in precipitators, using pliers. Turns valves to add acid solution and water to chambers to cool and treat fumes. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title. May be designated Acid Conditioner; Cottrell Blower.

Should I be a Dust Collector Treater?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Dust Collector-Treater, Intercell-Connector Placer

    How to become a Dust Collector Treater

    Most Dust Collector Treaters 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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