Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

General Information

Description

Operate or tend equipment to control chemical changes or reactions in the processing of industrial or consumer products. Equipment used includes devulcanizers, steam-jacketed kettles, and reactor vessels.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit92.93%
  2. Self-employed2.75%
  3. State and local government1.89%
  4. Private, not for profit1.18%
  5. Federal government1.14%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

State-by-state Salary

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$67,920
$34,000
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 48%
  • Some college 20%
  • Associate's degree 13%
  • Post-secondary certificate 13%
  • Bachelor's degree 1%
  • Less than high school 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Production and Processing
  • Chemistry
  • Mechanical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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