Monomer Purification Operator

Control caustic-wash purification units to remove chemical inhibitors.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Monomer Purification Operators do?

Controls caustic-wash purification units to remove chemical inhibitors from butadiene and styrene monomers to prevent spontaneous polymerization during storage and transit: Starts pumps and injectors to recycle caustic solution through wash tank and mix liquid monomer with caustic solution. Reads gauges and laboratory analysis reports and adjusts controls to regulate mixing and separating of purified monomer and caustic solution containing inhibitor, according to plant standard. Drains caustic solution from wash tank and piping system and pumps cleaning solution through system to remove impurities.

Should I be a Monomer Purification Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • How to Become a
    Monomer Purification Operator

    Most Monomer Purification 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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