Exhauster Engineer

Operate turbo-blowers or steam-driven exhausters.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Exhauster Engineers do?

Operates turbo-blower or steam-driven exhausters and pumps to draw gas resulting from baking of coal through coolers, and into byproducts and benzol-refining plants: Reads pressure and vacuum gauges, thermometers, and flowmeters, and turns hand valves or regulates speed of exhausters and pumps to maintain specified temperatures and pressures. Inspects and repairs equipment, using handtools. Lubricates equipment. Pumps surplus gas to outside consumers [GAS-PUMPING-STATION OPERATOR]. Cleans equipment. Records temperatures and pressures at various process stations. May remove ammonium sulfate from gas [SATURATOR OPERATOR].


Should I be an Exhauster Engineer?

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: Engineer, Booster and Exhauster, Engineer, Byproduct, Gas Booster Engineer, Gas Engineer, Gas-Lift Engineer

    How to become an Exhauster Engineer

    Most Exhauster Engineers 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:9chaaa&chl=no+college+%2887%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%2810%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,87,87
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