Steam Tank Operator

Tend autoclaves to cure asbestos-cement pipes.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Steam Tank Operators do?

Tends autoclave to cure asbestos-cement pipe: Transports specified supplies and empty trays to forming department, and trays loaded with pipe to curing area, using industrial truck. Loads autoclave with trays of pipe, using industrial truck. Closes autoclave door and inserts safety pin to secure door. Places chart on recording instrument and sets indicator for starting time and curing limits. Opens steam value to build up specified pressure in autoclave. Closes valves, opens exhaust vents and starts fans to reduce steam pressure to specified level and opens autoclave door. Removes cured pipe from autoclave, using industrial truck. Maintains record of production.


Should I be a Steam Tank Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to become a Steam Tank Operator

    Most Steam Tank Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:a9baaa&chl=|no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,97
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