Precipitate Washer

Tend filters and related equipment to wash and filter catalytic chemicals.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Precipitate Washers do?

Tends filters and related equipment to wash and filter catalytic chemicals used in manufacturing styrene and butadiene: Starts pump to force water into and out of tanks containing precipitate. Titrates sample of wash water to determine when solution is neutralized. Pumps precipitate into slurry tank and wash water to filter press to separate contaminants and recover usable products. Transfers containers of filtered solutions to storage or further processing, using hoist or handtruck.


Should I be a Precipitate Washer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Date Pitter, Prune Washer

    How to become a Precipitate Washer

    Most Precipitate Washers 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:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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