Vacuum-Pan Operator III

Tend evaporators, rotary vacuum filters, kilns, and coolers.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Vacuum-Pan Operator IIIs do?

Tends evaporators, rotary vacuum filters, kilns, and coolers that purify and remove moisture from brine to make salt: Turns switches and valves to start equipment, pumps, and flow of steam and brine. Lights fires in kiln, using torch. Observes recorders and gauges and adjusts controls to maintain specified temperature. Records salinity, temperature, and vacuum readings. Reports equipment malfunctioning to maintenance department. Removes residue from evaporators by flushing them with water.


Should I be a Vacuum-Pan Operator III?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Vacuum-Pan Operator III

    Most Vacuum-Pan 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: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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