Tend kettles that boil soap ingredients.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Kettle Workers do?
Tends kettles that boil soap ingredients: Opens valves to admit alkali, fat, tallow, lye, and steam into kettles: Observes temperature gauges and rate of boiling and turns valves to regulate temperatures. Draws samples and delivers them to laboratory. Adds soda and water, according to instructions, to bring mixture to specifications, using scoop and hose. Opens valves to drain off glycerine, water, and sludge. May stir soap solutions with wooden paddle to promote blending.
Should I be a Kettle Worker?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
Also known as:
Cupola Worker, Flow Worker, Heat Treat Worker, Limehouse Worker
How to become a Kettle Worker
Most Kettle Workers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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