Purification Operator I

Tend equipment that separate hydrocarbons from coal tar derivatives.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Purification Operator Is do?

Tends equipment that separates hydrocarbons from coal tar derivatives: Opens valves and starts pump to transfer slurry of hydrocarbons into tank containing organic solvent. Adjusts steam valves to heat solution to specified temperature. Opens water valves to cool solution and promote crystallization of hydrocarbon. Pumps solvent into reclaim tanks, and pumps slurry or hydrocarbon crystals to centrifugal drier. Starts centrifugal drier to remove remaining solvent from hydrocarbon crystals. Discharges hydrocarbon into loading hopper. Records production data in log. May be designated according to specific hydrocarbon processed as Anthracene Operator. May tend equipment that clarifies creosol derived from coal tar and be designated Clarification Operator.

Should I be a Purification Operator I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Clarification Operator

    How to become a Purification Operator I

    Most Purification Operator Is 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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