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  • 1) Tends series of spheres or tanks to store and distribute liquid chemicals for use in production of industrial or consumer products, such as phosphoric acid, synthetic rubber, resins, and solvents: Observes flowmeters and pressure gauges, turns valves, and starts pumps to transfer fluid chemicals to or from specified tanks and to processing areas.

  • 2) Gauges quantity of chemicals in tanks, using calibrated steel tape or rod and conversion tables.

  • 3) Maintains records of materials received and distributed, gauge readings, pumping time, and storage dates.

  • 4) Patrols tank farm area to inspect pumps, motors, valves, piping, and electrical ground-wire connections.

  • 5) Reports leaks, temperature and pressure abnormalities, and other potential hazards.

  • 6) May regulate admission of products through preliminary processing units, such as water-treating and refrigerating units, heat exchangers, and purification and filtration equipment.

  • 7) May draw samples of chemicals for laboratory analysis or perform concentration, acidity, or composition tests, using standard test procedure and equipment.

  • 8) May circulate fluids through weigh tanks to facilitate inventory control or supply processing areas with preweighed ingredients.




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Job Number: 10972