Pan Helper

Tend equipment to assist in concentrating chemical solution.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$29,000 – $65,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pan Helpers do?

Tends equipment, such as filters, settlers, and thickeners, to assist in concentrating chemical solution: Turns valves and starts pumps to start flow of liquids from storage tanks through series of pans. Dumps sacks of chemicals into processing units. Patrols area to detect leaks and malfunctioning of equipment. Records data, such as temperature and pressure readings, and monitors gauges and recording charts to ensure safe operating conditions. Draws sample of product and tests for specific gravity, using hydrometer. Opens valves to drain and flush salt accumulations from pans and lines. Repacks pumps and valves and repairs equipment by adjusting or replacing parts, using handtools. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Pan Helper?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Pan Helper

    Most Pan Helpers 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:9icaaa&chl=no+college+%2885%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,85,85
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