Platinum and Palladium Kettle Tender

Tend gas-fired evaporators that recover platinum and palladium.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Platinum and Palladium Kettle Tenders do?

Tends gas-fired evaporator that recovers gold, platinum, and palladium from electrolyte used in gold-refining tanks: Adds liquid and gaseous reagents to electrolyte and heats it in evaporator to precipitate metals. Separates each precipitate from solution, using porcelain filters. Heats platinum and palladium precipitates in crucible furnaces to make sponge. Breaks up sponge preparatory to shipment, using pliers.


Should I be a Platinum and Palladium Kettle Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Kettle Tender, Platinum and Palladium

    How to Become a
    Platinum and Palladium Kettle Tender

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