Wet-End Operator I

Tend wet end of forming machines.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wet-End Operator Is do?

Tends wet end of forming machine that forces viscose fluid between adjustable metal tips and into acid bath that coagulates fluid into continuous sheets of cellophane: Threads sheet through rollers and smooths moving sheet to remove slack and wrinkles. Performs titration test to determine strength of acid bath solution and adds specified quantity of chemicals to bath to maintain solution strength. Mixes fresh solution according to schedule and formula. Turns valves to drain tanks. Moves waste products to salvage area on handtruck.


Should I be a Wet-End Operator I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Wet-End Operator

    How to become a Wet-End Operator I

    Most Wet-End 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:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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