Polymerization Helper

Assist Polymerization-Kettle Operators in polymerizing raw resin materials.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Polymerization Helpers do?

Assists POLYMERIZATION-KETTLE OPERATOR in polymerizing raw resin materials to form phenolic, acrylic, and polyester resins: Starts pumps and turns valves to route raw materials into designated reactor vessels. Dumps powdered ingredients and resins into reactors by hand or using hoist. Turns reactor discharge valve to allow material to flow through funnel into drums to fill drums with base and blended resins. Marks product data on drums, using precut stencils, ink, and brushes. Makes new stencils as necessary, using stencil-cutting machine. Transports materials in production area, using handtruck and powered hoists. Taps reactors to obtain test samples for laboratory tests. Starts pumps and opens valves to pump resin from storage tanks into tank trucks or railroad cars for shipment. May tend coolers to reduce temperature of resins after polymerization. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Polymerization Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Polymerization Helper

    Most Polymerization 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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