Pressure Tank Operator

Tend steam pressure tanks to extract glue from bones.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pressure Tank Operators do?

Tends steam pressure tanks to extract glue from bones: Opens valve to admit steam into tank of bones, and observing gauges, adjusts pressure according to specifications. Shuts off steam and releases pressure after required period, and drains glue liquor into storage tank. Measures density and temperature of liquor, and records hydrometer and thermometer readings on control sheet. Weighs out specified amount of zinc sulfate preservative and adds it to glue in storage tank.

Should I be a Pressure Tank 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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • How to become a Pressure Tank Operator

    Most Pressure Tank 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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