Utility Operator III

Tend pumps that refill air and hydrogen purification filters.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$26,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Utility Operator IIIs do?

Tends pumps that refill air and hydrogen purification filters with water and solutions to maintain operating levels: Reads gauges to check levels of water, liquid nitrogen, and caustic solution in air and hydrogen purification filters. Starts pumps that refill purification filters with water or other solutions to maintain specified levels. Cleans and changes filters of air and hydrogen driers. Records pressure and temperature readings of compressors, filters, and driers.

Should I be an Utility Operator III?

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.

  • How to become an Utility Operator III

    Most Utility Operator IIIs 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:9chaaa&chl=no+college+%2887%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%2810%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,87,87
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