Purification Operator II

Control gas-scrubbing and related equipment to remove impurities.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Purification Operator IIs do?

Controls gas-scrubbing and related equipment to remove impurities from gases: Observes temperature, flow, pressure gauges, and liquid-level indicators and moves controls to effect operating equilibrium in equipment, according to plant procedure and correlation of instrument readings. Observes gas-scrubbing fluid through sight glasses to determine process efficiency, indicated by color and flow rate of fluid. Turns valves to maintain brine in brine scrubber at specified strength and regulate temperature of hot water in scrubber jacket, according to indicated efficiency of scrubbing fluid. Inspects pumps, motors, valves, and related equipment and replaces packing in column scrubbers and nitrogen-drying columns at specified intervals with acid, calcium chloride, or brine. Draws samples of gases and fluids for laboratory analysis. Maintains log of gauge readings and results of laboratory analyses. Directs activities of PURIFICATION-OPERATOR HELPER 551.465-010.


Should I be a Purification Operator II?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Purification Operator II

    Most Purification Operator IIs 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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