Mechanical Oxidizer

Control one or more units of oxidizing equipment to process oils.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mechanical Oxidizers do?

Controls one or more units of oxidizing equipment to process oils for use in production of hard-surface floor covering: Turns valves to charge prescribed amount of ingredients into equipment, according to formula. Adjusts valves to regulate air supply, as specified, to obtain oxidation. Sets heat controls to maintain prescribed temperature during oxidizing cycle. Tests viscosity of mixture, using viscometer. Observes color of batch during process to determine completion of oxidation, using knowledge gained from previous experience. Opens bottom door to discharge material from oxidizer or starts pumps to remove material for further processing.


Should I be a Mechanical Oxidizer?

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: Ethylbenzene Oxidizer

    How to become a Mechanical Oxidizer

    Mechanical Oxidizers 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 Mechanical Oxidizer-related education!
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