Soda Column Operator

Control carbonating towers to precipitate sodium bicarbonate crystals.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Soda Column Operators do?

Controls carbonating tower to precipitate sodium bicarbonate crystals from ammoniated brine in Solvay process production of soda ash: Observes temperature, pressure, and flowmeter gauges and adjusts valves and controls to admit ammonia and brine to converter and to regulate process conditions, according to plant procedure. Tests concentration of product, using standard test equipment and procedure, and adjusts temperature in tower to produce sodium bicarbonate crystals of specified size and concentration for efficient filtering, washing, and drying of product, to form soda ash. Flushes feedlines, using steam hose; and replaces gaskets, using handtools. May tend stills and related equipment to produce ammonia for absorption into brine.

Should I be a Soda Column Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Cooker, Soda

    How to become a Soda Column Operator

    Soda Column 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 Soda Column Operator-related education!
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