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"Chemical Equipment Controller and Operator"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Control or operate equipment to control chemical changes or reactions in the processing of industrial or consumer products. Typical equipment used are: reaction kettles, catalytic converters, continuous or batch treating equipment, saturator tanks, electrolytic cells, reactor vessels, recovery units, and fermentation chambers.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Chemical Equipment Controller and Operator"

1) Moves controls to adjust feed and flow of liquids and gases through equipment in specified sequence.

2) Sets and adjusts indicating, controlling, or timing devices, such as gauging instruments, thermostat, gas analyzers, or recording calorimeter.

3) Adjusts controls to regulate temperature, pressure, and time of prescribed reaction, according to knowledge of equipment and process.

4) Opens valves or operates pumps to admit or drain specified amounts of materials, impurities, or treating agents to or from equipment.

5) Starts pumps, agitators, reactors, blowers, or automatic feed of materials.

6) Monitors gauges, recording instruments, flowmeters, or product to regulate or maintain specified conditions.

7) Mixes chemicals according to proportion tables or prescribed formulas.

8) Records operational data such as temperature, pressure, ingredients used, processing time, or test results, in operating log.

9) Flushes or cleans equipment, using steamhose or mechanical reamer.

 

 

11) Tests sample for specific gravity, chemical characteristics, pH level, concentration, or viscosity.

12) Patrols and inspects equipment or unit to detect leaks and malfunctions.


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13) Weighs or measures specified amounts of materials.

14) Reads plant specifications to ascertain product, ingredient, and prescribed modifications of plant procedures.

15) Dumps or scoops prescribed solid, granular, or powdered materials into equipment.

16) Adds treating or neutralizing agent to product and pumps product through filter or centrifuge to remove impurities or precipitate product.

17) Directs activities of workers assisting in control or verification of process or in unloading materials.

18) Makes minor repairs and lubricates and maintains equipment, using hand tools.

19) Operates or tends auxiliary equipment, such as heaters, scrubbers, filters, or driers, to prepare or further process materials.

Job Description for "Chemical Equipment Controller and Operator" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-I        SOC:  51-9011.01