Retort Condenser Attendant

Tend retort vapor condensers used in destructive distillation of wood.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

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What do Retort Condenser Attendants do?

Tends retort vapor condensers used in destructive distillation of wood: Starts pump that discharges contents of receiving tanks into settling tanks. Caulks doors of retort if leak occurs. Turns valves on gasline or oil line to supply fuel to burners or to control temperature in retort.

Should I be a Retort Condenser Attendant?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

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    Retort Condenser Attendant

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