Pond Tender

Tend equipment that pump brines.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pond Tenders do?

Tends equipment that pumps brine through series of concentrating and crystallizing ponds to produce salt by solar evaporation: Turns valves to open floodgates and fill primary concentration ponds. Starts pumps that fill concentrating ponds in specified sequence to facilitate crystallizing process and to empty primary concentrating pond. Tests samples of brine solution for density, using hydrometer. Dilutes brine by pumping it through ponds and into granulator beds, according to specified time sequence. Records hydrometer readings and pumping operations. Pumps water into granulator beds after salt has been harvested.

Should I be a Pond Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to become a Pond Tender

    Most Pond Tenders 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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