Utility Operator I

Operate or control stills, compressors, and reactors during rest periods.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Utility Operator Is do?

Operates or controls stills, compressors, reactors, and related chemical process equipment during rest periods, lunch hour, or emergency, performing duties of regular operators as directed by operators or supervisory personnel. When not relieving equipment operator, performs tasks such as assisting operator in turning valves to control flow of materials, setting equipment controls at specified readings, gauging tank levels, and recharging equipment with fresh catalytic agents. May be designated according to equipment operated or worker relieved as Benzene-Still Utility Operator; Butadiene-Converter Utility Operator; Dehydrogenation-Converter Utility Operator; Ethylbenzene-Compressor Utility Operator; Styrene-Continuous-Still Utility Operator.


Should I be an Utility Operator I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Benzene-Still Utility Operator, Butadiene-Converter Utility Operator, Dehydrogenation-Converter Utility Operator See More

    How to become an Utility Operator I

    Most Utility Operator Is 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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