Pot Firer

Control heated pots to dehydrate concentrated caustic solution.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pot Firers do?

Controls heated pots to dehydrate concentrated caustic solution, according to operating procedures: Starts pumps and opens valves to admit specified quantity of caustic solution to pots. Reads pressure and flowmeters and charts, and turns valves to control flow of caustic liquor to prevent overflow in pots. Observes boiling rate and temperature recorders and turns valves or sets thermostat to maintain pot temperature within specified limits. Records flow, pressure, and temperature readings in operating log. May perform chemical tests on caustic and add reagents to facilitate production of standard product. May tend machine that flakes caustic soda [FLAKER OPERATOR]. May fire oil or gas furnaces under direction of STATIONARY ENGINEER.

Should I be a Pot Firer?

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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Petroleum Refining Firer, Pot Fireman

    How to become a Pot Firer

    Most Pot Firers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:a9baaa&chl=|no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,97
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