Saturator Operator

Control saturator tanks and auxiliary equipment.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Saturator Operators do?

Controls saturator tank and auxiliary equipment to precipitate ammonium sulfate by reaction of ammonia with sulfuric acid: Turns valves to admit sulfuric acid and liquid or gaseous ammonia to saturator until precipitation occurs, and to regulate saturation of solution, using titration test to determine acidity of bath. Observes temperature and pressure gauges to ascertain that process conditions meet plant standards, and turns valves to maintain operating equilibrium within specified range. Notifies supervisor or starts pumps to discharge precipitate onto drain table to settle out crystals, and pumps strained liquor back to bath. Records gauge readings for operating log. May move controls to reheat gas prior to saturation. May tend centrifuge to dry ammonium sulfate. May take samples of product and constituents for laboratory analysis.

Should I be a Saturator Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Double Surface Operator, Sash-Clamp Operator, Slip Operator, Squeegee Operator

    How to become a Saturator Operator

    Saturator Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Saturator Operator-related education!
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