Extractor and Wringer Operator

Tend equipment that extract salicylic acids.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Extractor and Wringer Operators do?

Tends equipment that extracts salicylic acid from sodium salicylate solution by precipitation and dries salicylic acid by centrifugal force: Opens valves to pump sodium salicylate solution and required amount of sulfuric acid into extractor columns that absorb phenol from solution and cause precipitation of salicylic acid crystals. Opens steam valves to heat extractors to specified temperature to increase rate of precipitation of salicylic acid. Pumps off solution of sulfuric acid and phenol, and pumps slurry of salicylic acid through cooler to centrifugal drier. Tends centrifugal drier that forces out water to dry salicylic acid. Removes salicylic acid from drier and places acid into containers, using scraper and shovel.


Should I be an Extractor and Wringer 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become an
    Extractor and Wringer Operator

    Most Extractor and Wringer 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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