Polyethylene Catalyst Filtration Operator

Control filters to remove process catalyst from polyethylene products.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Polyethylene Catalyst Filtration Operators do?

Controls rotary-leaf filters and such auxiliary equipment as centrifuges, pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, and conveyors, to remove process catalyst from polyethylene products: Starts pumps, centrifuges, and compressors. Observes gauges and chart recorders; turns valves; and sets automatic control instruments to regulate temperatures, pressures, flow-rates, and liquid levels within plant specifications, and to transfer materials between units to ensure efficient removal of catalyst. Directs other workers engaged in tending pumps, compressors, and centrifuges and in making manual adjustments to equipment to maintain required process conditions. Moves manual and automatic controls to switch filters into and out of service for replacement of diatomaceous-earth coating. Records instrument readings and laboratory test results in operating log. Inspects equipment for malfunctions, wear, and leaks, reporting need for repairs to maintenance personnel.


Should I be a Polyethylene Catalyst Filtration Operator?

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: Filtration Operator, Polyethylene Catalyst

    How to Become a
    Polyethylene Catalyst Filtration Operator

    Most Polyethylene Catalyst Filtration 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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