Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

What Chemical equipment operators and tenders Do

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. Excludes Chemical Plant and System Operators.

Chemical equipment operator and tender Salaries

  • 2020 employment: 93,500
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $48,090

Job Outlook for Chemical equipment operators and tenders

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: -4,900
  • Growth rate: -5 percent (Decline)

How to Become a Chemical equipment operator or tender

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.

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