Mercury Purifier

Tend equipment that purify mercury recovered from electrolytic cells.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mercury Purifiers do?

Tends continuous-process equipment that purifies mercury recovered from electrolytic cells: Turns compressed air and water valves to start flow of mercury through acid bath and purification towers that remove contaminants from mercury. Drains purified mercury into storage tank. Refills purifying towers with mercurous nitrate purifying agent and verifies specific gravity of nitrate, using hydrometer, to ensure efficient purification. Cleans and flushes towers, using water hose. Records weight of mercury purified during shift.

Should I be a Mercury Purifier?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • How to become a Mercury Purifier

    Most Mercury Purifiers 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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