"KETTLE OPERATOR I"
Job Description and Jobs
- 1) Controls heated reaction kettles to process liquid and solid materials into specified chemical products: Turns valves or starts automatic metering pumps that admit specified quantity of liquid materials into kettle.
- 2) Weighs and dumps or scoops prescribed solid, granular, or powdered ingredients into kettle, according to production sheet.
- 3) Starts agitator to mix materials for specified time or stirs mixture with paddle.
- 4) Observes gauges and recording instruments, and adjusts valves and controls to maintain temperature, vacuum pressure, and speed of reaction in kettle within prescribed limits.
- 5) Draws sample of product for laboratory analysis.
- 6) May test product for specified characteristics, such as acidity and composition, using standard litmus paper test and pH meter.
- 7) May observe reaction through porthole in equipment and adjust controls to regulate speed or degree of reaction, according to knowledge of process.
- 8) May tend auxiliary equipment, such as quench tanks and filter presses, to process resulting product or ingredients used to sustain reaction.
- 9) May be designated by degree of pressure maintained in kettle as High-Pressure-Kettle Operator; Low-Pressure-Kettle Operator.
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Job Number: 5525