Pyridine Operator

Controls equipment to recover pyridine sulfate from tar oils.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pyridine Operators do?

Controls equipment, such as washers, rectifiers, condensers, and mixing tanks arranged in series to recover pyridine sulfate from tar oils: Prepares solutions of diluted sulfuric acid and sodium carbonate to specified concentration by adding water. Pumps solutions into system to dissolve pyridine and neutralize acids. Starts pumps to circulate batch through system, observing gauges and other instruments. Removes tarry compounds dissolved in pyridine sulfate solution by rectifying solution with steam. Samples products for analysis, and interprets results and makes adjustments to control quantity and quality of product according to laboratory report. Inspects equipment, and steams out lines, changes charts, lubricates equipment, and makes minor repairs and adjustments.

Should I be a Pyridine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Pyridine Operator

    Most Pyridine 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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