Still Operator Helper

Tend distillation units to separate volatile chemical compounds.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Still Operator Helpers do?

Tends distillation units and auxiliary equipment to separate volatile chemical compounds into specified components, performing combination of following tasks under direction of equipment operator: Turns valves and starts pumps as directed. Records temperature, pressure, and flow indicator readings. Measures liquid in tanks, using gauging rod or tape, and draws samples for laboratory analysis. Inspects pipes for leaks. Moves controls to start semiautomatic still auxiliaries, such as heat exchangers, stripping columns, vaporizers, flash tanks, and condensers, and to maintain specified operating equilibrium in equipment as directed. Assists STILL OPERATOR, BATCH OR CONTINUOUS in transferring equipment and materials. Cleans equipment, using hose, brushes, and scrapers. May tend equipment to produce gas leak detectant odorants and be designated Second Operator.

Should I be a Still Operator Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Head Still Operator

    How to become a Still Operator Helper

    Most Still Operator Helpers 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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