Strong-Nitric Operator

Control equipment to increase strength of nitric acid.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Strong-Nitric Operators do?

Controls equipment to increase strength of nitric acid, used in making TNT and nitroglycerin: Regulates flow of sulfuric acid and weak nitric acid into mixing tank and controls flow of steam, water, air, and mixed acids through dehydrating tower, absorption tower, bleaching tower, still, and condenser to produce concentrated nitric acid meeting plant standard. Monitors thermometers and pressure gauges and adjusts valves to maintain specified temperature and pressure in each unit. Takes samples of product for laboratory analysis or tests acid strength, using pH meter. Records instrument readings in shift log.

Should I be a Strong-Nitric Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • 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.

  • How to become a Strong-Nitric Operator

    Most Strong-Nitric Operators 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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