Pulp Bleacher

Control equipment to bleach pulps.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pulp Bleachers do?

Controls equipment to bleach pulp: Starts pumps and adjusts controls to regulate flow of pulp to chlorination towers, bleaching and soaking tanks, and pulp washers, according to specified bleaching sequence. Opens valves to allow metered flow of such chemicals as liquid and gaseous chlorine, sulfur dioxide gas, caustic soda, hypochlorite, and peroxide into pulp, according to bleaching specifications. Starts agitators to mix pulp and chemicals. Tends cylinder washers to wash soluble impurities and excess bleach from pulp after each bleaching operation. Adjusts controls to ensure that pulp bleaching meets specifications, according to laboratory test reports. Starts equipment to pump bleached pulp to storage. May make titration tests. May test whiteness of pulp, using reflectance meter. May tend decker machines that thicken pulp. May be designated according to pulp-making process as Bleacher, Groundwood Pulp; Bleacher, Kraft Pulp; Bleacher, Sulfite Pulp.

Should I be a Pulp Bleacher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Bag Bleacher, Bleacher, Groundwood Pulp, Bleacher, Kraft Pulp, Bleacher, Pulp, Bleacher, Sulfite Pulp See More

    How to become a Pulp Bleacher

    Most Pulp Bleachers 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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