Purification Supervisor

Supervise the workers engaged in operating superfractionation towers.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Purification Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating superfractionation towers, absorbers, stabilizers, rerun towers, naphtha-desulfurizing units, caustic-wash units, separators, catalytic reactors, furnaces, stripper towers, and auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, engines, and compressors to separate light naphtha blends from crude naphtha, compound hydroformates from light naphtha, and extract products, such as benzene, toluene, and xylene from hydroformates: Coordinates operation of various units in system, according to run sheets, test books, order books, logbooks, gauge sheets, and pumping reports. Observes recording-instrument charts, flowmeters, and gauges to verify specified temperatures, pressures, flow rates, and liquid levels. Correlates instrument readings and tesst results to diagnose process malfunctions. Inspects equipment and cathodic-protection system to detect defects and malfunctions, such as excessive wear, overheating, and leaks. Directs workers in spraying catalyst beds with steam to regenerate catalyst. Trains workers in procedures for correcting malfunctions in equipment. Prepares bills of lading and manifests, inspects tank cars and tank trucks for cleanliness, and directs loading of cars and trucks to ship product. May be designated according to product as Supervisor, Benzene-Refining. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.


Should I be a Purification Supervisor?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Supervisor, Purification

    How to become a Purification Supervisor

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